Travis Scott may be on the brink of scoring his first #1 hit with his Drake collab “Sicko Mode.” The song was at #2 this week behind Ariana Grande’s “thank u, next,” and Scott’s label Epic threw everything it could into pushing the song over the top. Skrillex’s “Sicko Mode” remix dropped this week. I saw ads for the “Sicko Mode” video as YouTube preroll. Plus Scott’s album Astroworld, already a mainstay of the album chart top 10, is enjoying a streaming resurgence this month with the launch of his tour. As a big fan of the song and Astroworld as a whole, I hope he pulls it off.
As of last night the window for next week’s Billboard charts is closed, and now it seems Scott is on to the next one: He’s got a new video this afternoon for Astroworld track “Yosemite” — which he officially released as a single last week — directed by the legendary Nabil. It finds Scott and featured guest Gunna on an Astroworld-branded private jet. Meanwhile a child who may be a younger version of Scott falls from the sky, survives the landing, interacts with various natural and supernatural wonders, and eventually happens upon a run-down amusement park like the one that gave the album its name. It’s not as trippy as the “Sicko Mode” video, but it’s good.
Astroworld is out now on Epic/Grand Hustle/Cactus Jack.