Travis Scott and Drake turn “Astroworld” into a completely recognized universe in the spacey, Dave Meyers-directed “Sicko Mode” video.
“Sicko Mode” is simply one of the most significant songs of 2018. It may bethetune of 2018 for how it catches the power of two rap artists with strong gravitational pulls collaborating to inhabit as much space in pop culture as they possibly can. We’re discussing one dude whose whole promotion project was based around massive golden statues of his own head, and likewise Drake. It does not get much larger.
Fittingly, the “Sicko Mode” video, which dropped Friday (October 19), is likewise big. Directed by Travis Scott himself and Event Video go-to guy Dave Meyers, the clip renders Scott’s vision of his city, Houston, in fully disorderly and stylized elegance. It’s a dream, but it’s likewise reality. It’s pureAstroworld.