The rapper revealed that Montero (Call Me By Your Name) is coming soon.
Lil Nas X bestowed dual blessings upon fans this week, with bombshell artwork for his long awaited single Montero (Call Me By Your Name) and a release date for new music. The celestial image features the 21-year-old star twinning in a recreation of Michelangelos *The Creation of Adam,* with nothing but clouds and fronds for cover. The caption announced that the track will arrive March 26. Once fans picked their jaws off the floor, finally! was among the most common sentiments. Lil Nas has been teasing his single since last July. (The rappers full name, if were to call him by it, is Montero Lamar Hill.) Many were quick to wonder whether the playful chart-topper might be toying with them (his caption didnt specify the year), but most wailed on their keypads in jubilant excitement. Most recently, Lil Nas X (https://www.them.us/story/lil-nas-x-super-bowl-commercial-montero-call-me-by-your-name-single) in a 60-second Super Bowl spot for the software company Logitech. We defy what logic says we should look like, sound like, be like, he raps in the ad. We defy genres, algorithms and entire industries. See, we defy that little voice that says, Oh no we cant with a roar back that says, 'Oh yes we will! To create the future, we must defy the logic of the past. +++inset-right +++ Early this year, the Atlanta-born musician (https://www.them.us/story/lil-nas-x-old-town-road-went-platinum-a-record-14th-time/amp) in his trailblazing career. Nas breakthrough hit Old Town Road went platinum for the 14th time, the highest certification ever achieved. (According to the Recording Industry Association of America, a song is declared platinum once it has reached one million streams.) The song had already topped the charts for 13 consecutive weeks, catapulting him to fame, when Lil Nas came out during Pride Month in 2019. The honest truth is, I planned to die with the secret, (https://www.them.us/story/lil-nas-x-coming-out-guardian-interview) last year. But that changed when I became Lil Nas X. The rapper was conscious of wanting to be a role model for young listeners. I 100% want to represent the LGBT community, he said. I dont want to encourage them to do something they dont 100% want to do. Especially in, like, middle school or high school. Because its just super hard. On social media, hes become a master of (https://www.them.us/story/lil-nas-x-6ix9ine-homophobic-diss) all manner of (https://www.them.us/story/lil-nas-x-trolls-rabbi-who-says-covid-vaccine-makes-you-gay). When (https://www.them.us/story/lil-nas-x-snippet-new-song-scoop) in January, Lil Nas X (https://twitter.com/LilNasX/status/1350012771836968961?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1350012771836968961%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.them.us%2Fstory%2Flil-nas-x-snippet-new-song-scoop) a full album drop in the middle of the year. ***Get the best of whats queer.*** (https://www.them.us/newsletter/subscribe)