The Plan

Album: Tenet (2020)
Charted: 74
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Songfacts®:

  • "The Plan" is the lead song from the soundtrack of Christopher Nolan's movie Tenet. The filmmaker described the Auto-Tune-heavy song in an early July 2020 interview with GQ's Gerrick D. Kennedy as "the final piece of a yearlong puzzle."
  • When Scott played the track to Kennedy, the interviewer said it sounds like a "brain-liquefying trip through time and space." Certainly, the Texan rapper's opaque lyrics tie in with the movie's mind-bending, time-tinkering plot about preventing World War III.
  • Scott wrote the song with the track's two producers:

    Composer and longtime Childish Gambino collaborator Ludwig Göransson, who worked on Tenet's score and soundtrack.

    Canadian producer WondaGurl, whose previous Travis Scott collaborations include "Antidote," "Can't Say," and "No Bystanders."
  • This is the second song written by Scott for a movie, following "Go Off," penned with Lil Uzi Vert and Quavo for the soundtrack to The Fate of the Furious.
  • "The Plan" premiered on TNT's NBA broadcast of the Clippers versus the Mavericks on August 21, 2020.

Comments: 1

  • Jamal from Portland Orgreat song, great lyrics, well played at astroworld, bet you end up losing all you money to lawsuits, but great to see the artists standup for their product.
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