The release of Travis Scott’s Netflix documentary, Travis Scott: Look Mom I Can Fly, has granted fans an inside look into the rapper’s life and production process behind the scenes. While the ‘SICKO MODE’ artist may be open about his music and its messages on social media and other platforms, he has remained closed off when it comes to his personal life and past. The footage in Look Mom I Can Fly attempts to break down those barriers for his supporters and let fans get to see Travis Scott’s work ethic from a new perspective. Although the film can at times read more like a tour vlog than a documentary, the rapper’s passionate connection to his music takes the central focus.
Travis Scott’s iconically successful music shines from start to finish. Look Mom I Can Fly brings Scott’s music to life in a whirlwind fashion. Through a showcase of on-stage moments that portray his energy as a performer, viewers ultimately realize that music is what matters most. Scenes of him tirelessly working on his album and perfecting his craft show that his now glamorous life was not simply handed to him and that his tracks are not thrown together overnight.
The inside look at the making of his hits is the most captivating aspect of the documentary. For instance, the construction of his single “Butterfly Effect” is explored through fascinating exclusive footage and is rather interesting to say the least. During this scene, a beat produced by Murda Beatz is put on repeat in Scott’s studio while a mesmerized Scott attempts to formulate a few bars to match the subdued vibe. Although the song is now two years old, with over 500 million streams on Spotify alone, this part of the documentary provided a new context to the hit track’s conception. Viewers are able to see firsthand how fixated Scott is perfecting every track’s mix.
Between the tour footage and behind the scenes making of some of his most popular songs, the process of Travis Scott creating music to then performing it on-stage is effortlessly connected throughout this documentary. It emphasized that his famous hits were a process to create and not left in someone else’s hands to perfect. Scott’s production process involves himself and his input from start to finish. The power of his music brings people together and has become more of a movement than anything else.Travis Scott: Look Mom I Can Fly shows Travis Scott in his element: on-stage and making music. And while the rapper has yet to win a Grammy, his passion for the music he is creating and the sales and streaming records he has broken so early in his career may indicate that he is well on his way.
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