After Lil Nas X broke the Web with ‘Montero (Name Me By Your Title),’ the rapper unleashed his emotional new tune, ‘Solar Goes Down’.
Forward of Lil Nas X’s highly-anticipated album –and sooner or later earlier than he makes his debut efficiency on Saturday Evening Dwell — the singer dropped “Solar Goes Down,” the follow-up to his hit, “Montero (Name Me By Your Title).” Because it has been the case with each launch from Lil Nas X, 22, the tune got here with an accompanying visible, one will certainly tug in your heartstrings. Need proof? Watch it above.
Lil Nas X introduced “Solar Goes Down” on Might 13, and shared some particulars concerning the tune and video a number of days later. “Within the ‘solar goes down’ video, I’m going again in time to go to a youthful model self who’s struggling inside, hating himself, [and] doesn’t wish to reside anymore,” he tweeted on Might 16. “I attempt my greatest to uplift him. can’t wait to share this tune and video with you guys on Friday. this one is de facto particular to me.”
within the “solar goes down” video i am going again in time to go to a youthful model self who’s struggling inside, hating himself, & doesn’t wish to reside anymore. i attempt my greatest to uplift him. can’t wait to share this tune and video with you guys on friday. this one is de facto particular to me. pic.twitter.com/Ff9lxHwn44
— nope 🏹 (@LilNasX) Might 16, 2021
Judging by the tweet, the story of “Solar Goes Down” appeared linked to the themes with Nas X’s “Montero” video, which noticed the rapper use Biblical imagery to convey his emotions of being “demonized” in society as a result of his sexuality. Whereas the nuance of the story was there, lots of the (largely Christian, largely conservative) backlash targeted on the picture of him driving a stripper pole right down to Hell, the place he gave a lap dance to Devil. Nas X in the end snaps the Satan’s neck to take his crown and develop his personal pair of angel wings, however this truth was seemingly missed within the discourse.
Lil Nas X took the blowback over “Montero” in stride, establishing himself as considered one of Twitter’s Remaining Bosses on the subject of coping with trolls, assaults, and makes an attempt to make him really feel disgrace. The controversy could have additionally helped him on the charts. “Montero (Name Me By Your Title)” debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Scorching 100. Whereas it solely stayed one week in that place, it has remained within the Prime 10 within the final six weeks and has already been licensed Platinum. “Montero” is Nas X’s second No. 1, after his record-setting, inescapable monster of a success, “Outdated City Highway.”
“Pricey 14-year-old montero,” Nas wrote on-line after releasing the video. “I wrote a tune with our title in it. It’s a few man I met final summer time. I do know we promised to by no means come out publicly. I do know we promised to by no means be ‘that’ kind of homosexual individual. I do know we promised to die with the key, however it will open doorways for a lot of different queer folks to easily exist. You see, that is very scary for me. Individuals shall be indignant. They wills ay I’m pushing an agenda. However the fact is, I’m. The agenda to make folks keep the f-ck out of individuals’s lives and cease dictating who they need to be. Sending you like from the long run.’”
“[‘Montero’] introduced a brand new confidence out of me. To have the ability to say, ‘You realize what? I wish to do that.’ And I don’t give a f-ck who’s upset about it,” he instructed Apple Music’s Zane Lowe following the tune’s launch. “I really feel just like the second I put this snippet out of this tune, I simply began to see a shift in myself progressively. The world’s going to maintain spinning. However I can do what I need in my very own inventive profession always or I’m going to fail, for me at the least. That’s how I really feel.”
“MONTERO” THE ALBUM DROPS THIS SUMMER! 🏹🤍
— nope 🏹 (@LilNasX) March 26, 2021
“Solar Goes Down” is likely to be the final launch from Nas X earlier than he drops his highly-anticipated debut studio album, Montero. Forward of “Solar Goes Down’s launch, Nas X shared that he’s hyped to point out everybody what he’s been engaged on. “I’ve had doubt about each single factor I’ve launched in my profession however not this album [though],” he tweeted. “Not this album! With all due respect, I’m sh-tting on n—-s, not even mendacity.”