Houston rapper Travis Scott released his album Birds In The Trap Sing McKnight late last year, but he hasn’t slowed down its promotion. Back in March, he shared a short film to compliment the album exclusively on Apple Music. Now, Scott has made the film available to fans everywhere via YouTube.
The 14-minute film features several of Scott’s songs from the album — many of which have been stripped back and altered to fit the video, such as “sweet sweet” and “way back.” Scott plays himself, beginning the film in a series of altercations and arguments that seem to ultimately leave the young rapper unfazed. He drives around with a few interactions with friends, police, and random foes before eventually getting into a serious car accident. From there, Scott is hospitalized, and his voice begins to read a poem: “I can hear whispers flying over endless rain of meaningless chaos / Reality always exceed fiction / I can see an unborn generation / I can hear within the silence and see within the nothingness.” He ends the poem on a bleak note: “Remember me, the one who die here / It’s time to live.” After jumping off an abandoned building, the film becomes increasingly abstract and ominous.
The film was directed by Fleur Fortune, and comes shortly after Scott shared the James Harden-featuring video for Birds track “way back.” Scott also recently released three new songs: “A Man,” “Butterfly Effect,” and “Green & Purple” [ft. Playboi Carti]. Additionally, he has said that he’s working on a collaborative album with Migos’ frontman, Quavo. In other words, it’s safe to expect more material from him soon.
Scott will head out on tour this summer supporting Kendrick Lamar alongside D.R.A.M. Fans may be lucky enough to hear some more of this new material while on the road with K.dot. Check out the full list of tour dates here, and revisit Birds In The Trap Sing McKnight below.