Two years after using his horse down that Old Town Road, Lil Nas X has launched his debut album, and a horny new video for ‘That’s What I Want’.
Finally – the long-awaited and highly-teased debut album from Lil Nas X is right here. Montero arrived on Friday, and together with it got here a horny (and heartbreaking) video for “That’s What I Want”.
In the video above, Lil Nas X falls in love with a horny soccer participant. They have some steamy bathe intercourse earlier than retreating to the outback for some one-on-one enjoyable of their tent. Later, the rapper goes knocking on the person’s door solely to search out out that he’s already married to a girl. It’s such an act of betrayal and Lil Nas X is left burying his sorrows with alcohol. It’s heartbreaking to observe, however such an incredible track.
Montero marks the top of 1 journey for Lil Nas X, and the beginning of the following chapter of this outstanding profession. The man born Montero Lamar Hill rode onto the popular culture panorama in 2018, when he first launched “Old Town Road.” While leasing a beat he leased for $30, Nas X pieced collectively the lyrics that will make him a phenomenon. “I’m just following the melody of the beginning, and then the line just comes to me,” he informed CBS News in 2019. “Yeah, ‘I’m gonna take my horse to Old Town Road.’ … I wanted to paint a picture of, like, a depressed kind of cowboy going to a better life,” he stated. “I wanted it to be, like, a sad-leaning song in the beginning — but then just kinda turn into a banger, you know?”
The track started to achieve traction because of the memes Nas X made to advertise the track, a Red Dead Redemption compilation video, and a viral problem on TikTookay. The preliminary success of the track resulted in Nas X touchdown a file cope with Columbia. In March 2019, Justin Bieber tweeted that he liked the track. Shortly afterward, Billboard controversially eliminated “Old Town Road” from the Hot Country Songs Chart, below the concept it “doesn’t embrace sufficient components of as we speak’s nation music to chart in its present model. This prompted a spike in streams as irate followers voiced help for Lil Nas X, prompting it to hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 on April 13, 2019. Billy Ray Cyrus joined on the primary remix, and from there, the track made historical past. It spent a record-breaking nineteen consecutive weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 100. Numerous remixes adopted – together with ones that includes Diplo, Young Thug, Mason Ramsey, BTS, and extra.
Lil Nas X then defied the “one hit wonder” standing with 7, his debut EP that formally included “Old Town Road.” His second single, “Panini,” reached No. 5 on the Hot 100, and the discharge additionally confirmed his sexuality. Subsequent releases “Rodeo” and “Holiday” reached the Top 40, however it could be “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” that will show Lil Nas X was no fluke – and no joke. Released with a video that noticed Lil Nas X solid out of the Garden of Eden, solely to pole dance right down to Hell the place he gave the Devil a lapdance (earlier than in the end killing him), “Montero” confronted a large backlash from largely conservative and thinly-veiled homophobic critics.
These commentators took umbrage at a black homosexual man grinding on Satan in a music video. The controversy solely appeared to make Lil Nas X stronger. Not solely did he take it in stride (incomes him the fame of being unbeatable with regards to trolling and clapping-back), “Montero” hit No. 1 on the Hot 100, and has since gone double-platinum. The follow-up, “Sun Goes Down” (with its autobiographical video), peaked at No. 66, however the third single, “Industry Baby” (that includes Jack Harlow), hit No. 2.
At the beginning of September 2021, Lil Nas X revealed the tracklisting for Montero, in addition to the album artwork. Boasting options from Megan Thee Stallion, Miley Cyrus, Doja Cat, and Elton John, the album was poised to be a success lengthy earlier than it was launched. That didn’t cease Lil Nas X from nonetheless trolling his detractors. By donning a prosthetic child bump and saying he was “pregnant” with the album, Nas X subverted gender attitudes whereas, seemingly, having the time of his life.
Since the success of “Old Town Road” and the coming-out that occurred with 7, Lil Nas X has been open and happy with his id. He’s additionally been a welcomed presence on crimson carpets, bringing eye-catching style and dramatic moments to usually stuffed and sanitized trade occasions.
Now, with the discharge of Montero, the album’s namesake – who simply turned 22 this yr – is able to begin the following part of his profession. It wouldn’t be too farfetched to name Montero a victory lap, because it reveals that Lil Nas X had much more in him than “Old Town Road,” however that will additionally assume that the race is over. If Lil Nas X has proved something, it’s that he’s simply getting began.