Travis Scott has a knack for melody, but despite gaining a cult-like fanbase and developing a reputation for an insane live show, his music hasn’t yet penetrated the still dominant force of national terrestrial radio. The potential exception, however, is “Antidote.” It hooks you from the very first line: “Don’t you open up that window.” No matter how hard you try, those lyrics will nest inside your mind.
Scott’s career is something of an enigma, coming up under Kanye and T.I.’s respective wings, but “Antidote” is the outlier, the cold hard proof of his stardom. Kids sing it on basketball courts, young adults make bad decisions to it, and old people shake their head at it. That’s how you know it’s fantastic.