Saturday Night Live music: Travis Scott performs ‘Skeletons,’ ‘Astrothunder,’ ‘Sicko Mode’

Saturday Night Live review
Travis Scott was the musical guest for this weekend’s Saturday Night Livebut going into this episode, in all honesty we didn’t know all that much about him as a performer. It’s just not our own personal musical of choice; it’s not so much of a slam or anything.

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Scott’s first song tonight was “Skeletons,” a song that was very much heavy on auto-tune and also featured a really weird carousel background and rainbow colors. The biggest problem was just with the heavy autotuned, it was fairly difficult to really understand what he was saying for most of the time. It was emotive and the staging was at least interesting and colorful, but we actually much preferred Scott’s cameo earlier in the show as opposed to anything that he did in this particular sketch.

At least Scott did get some good collaborators out there for the performance including John Mayer. Also, he paired “Skeletons” with another song in “Astrothunder” within the same short performance.

Second Performance – This time around, Scott came out with a performance of “Sicko Mode.” This was a little bit more of a traditional hip-hop performance from Travis, but one that had a lot of trippy lighting and effects to go along with it. This actually feels like the sort of thing that will make you dizzy if you watch it drunk. It was mildly entertaining because of the staging, but our feeling remains the same here about Scott overall — if you didn’t enjoy his performance on the show, there’s a good chance that you also did not enjoy this one. They are polarizing and not entirely melodic to go along with it.

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