Lil Nas X Shares Heartfelt Letter To Younger Self Ahead Of New Video

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You can watch Lil Nas X give Satan a lap dance in ‘Montero (Call Me By Your Name)’

On Thursday Night, Lil Nas X, arguably most well-known for his hit 2019 single “Old Town Road” (and superb trend sense, tbh) launched his new single and accompanying music video for “Montero (Call Me By Your Name).” It’s becoming, as he was born Montero Lamar Hill. But the music and video have a lot deeper themes than the title provides away.

In honor of the brand new music and video, Lil Nas X penned a heartfelt letter to his youthful self, which he shared on Twitter. “Dear 14-year-old Montero, I wrote a song with our name in it,” the letter begins. “It’s about a guy I met last summer. I know we promised to never come out publicly, I know we promised to never be ‘that’ type of gay person, I know we promised to die with the secret, but this will open doors for many other queer people to simply exist.”

The video for “Montero (Call My By Your Name)” is unabashedly queer with beautiful visuals. There are clear themes of Christianity, or quite a really clear problem of Christianity and its beliefs/notions. Arguably the most effective and sexiest half is Satan’s lap dance, however you may choose for your self.

The opening of the video begins with a voiceover from Lil Nas X himself, and it echoes the emotions in his letter: “We hide the parts of ourselves we don’t want the world to see. We lock them away. We tell them ‘no.’ We banish them. But, here? We don’t.”

In the video, Lil Nas X stars because the biblical Adam and in addition the snake. In one other scene, he’s executed on the Coliseum and afterward finds himself descending into hell — through stripper pole, which, tbh, is the one manner anybody ought to arrive in hell. He seduces the satan whereas there and embraces his true self with out concern of disgrace or judgment.

It’s superior.

And the web agrees, it’s clear.

The greatest a part of the video is that it’s going to undoubtedly rile up quite a lot of conservative feathers, very like “W.A.P.” did (and nonetheless does) as a result of if there’s something Republicans hate essentially the most it’s individuals proudly owning their sexuality and never repressing it.

Though the video speaks volumes by itself, it’s Lil Nas X’s letter to younger Montero that basically dives into the layers of the efficiency.

“You see, this is very scary for me, people will be angry, they will say I’m pushing an agenda,” he concludes the letter. “But the truth is, I am. The agenda is to make people stay the fuck out of other people’s lives and stop dictating who they should be. Sending you love from the future.”

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