Watch Kota Banks cover Travis Scott’s ‘SICKO MODE’ for triple j’s ‘Like A Version’

A different take on the rapper's 2018 hit

Australian pop artist Kota Banks has covered Travis Scott’s 2018 hit ‘SICKO MODE’ for triple j’s ‘Like A Version’.

The cover is almost a total rework of the original, turning the track’s hip-hop beats into a mixture of both acoustic keys and rock instrumentation with the help of a live band and two backing vocalists. It does, however, stay true to the unique structure of ‘SICKO MODE’ – sounding like three different songs in one.

Watch Banks’ cover of ‘SICKO MODE’ below:

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In addition to the cover, Banks also performed her original 2019 song ‘BIG BUCKS’, which turns its electro-pop sound into something more rock-centric. Watch it here:

Banks’ appearance on ‘Like A Version’ comes a week after Stella Donnelly’s cover of John Paul Young’s ‘Love Is In The Air’, performed in the spirit of Valentine’s Day.

Scott’s original version of ‘Sicko Mode’ was a big hit with triple j listeners back in 2018, when the song was initially released. It clinched number three on the radio station’s Hottest 100 of 2018 list and was the highest-charting non-Australian song that year. ‘Sicko Mode’ was only beaten out by Ocean Alley’s ‘Confidence’ and Fisher’s ‘Losing It’, at number one and two, respectively.

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Banks released her most recent track ‘Feel Again’ in November last year, and dropped an acoustic version of the song last month.

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