Scott released his acclaimed third LP in August. In a five-star review, NME said: “The rapper has produced a lush, complex, extraordinarily accomplished album that invites us mere mortals to peer in at his life behind the velvet rope.”
In support of ‘Astroworld’, Scott appeared as the musical guest on the huge US show, SNL.
After teasing surprises for his first appearance, Scott enlisted the help of Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker and singer-songwriter John Mayer. The performance also marked the first live airing of ‘Astrothunder’ – forming part of a medley alongside ‘Skeletons’.
Kevin Parker is credited as co-writer and co-producer on ‘Skeletons’, while John Mayer co-wrote ‘Astrothunder’. Album track ‘Wake Up’ was also co-produced by Mayer.
Later in the episode, Scott returned to deliver a performance of the single ‘Sicko Mode’.
Elsewhere on last night’s SNL, Pete Davidson hit out at Kanye West for his controversial appearance on last week’s show. “What Kanye said after he went off the air last week was one of the worst, most awkward things I’ve ever seen here,” he said. “And I’ve seen Chevy Chase speak to an intern.”
In other news, Travis Scott is among names confirmed for an upcoming benefit concert in memory of Mac Miller. Taking place on October 31 in LA, ‘Mac Miller: A Celebration of Life’ will also see performances from Anderson .Paak, Chance The Rapper, SZA and more.