The Plan

Album: Tenet (2020)
Charted: 74

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.

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