After announcing the track in July 2020, setting a release date eight months later, and literally paying fans to promote it, Lil Nas X’s “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” has arrived in its entirety.
Was it worth the wait? Well, taking into account the otherworldly, super-gay video that comes with it, we’re going to go with it with yes.
Making it even more special, the 21-year-old musician also shared a letter to his younger self, locked up.
“Dear Montero, 14,” Nas X begins, referring to his first name, Montero Lamar Hill. “I wrote a song with our name on it. This is a guy I met last summer.
“I know we promised never to go out publicly, I know we promised never to be ‘that’ type of homosexual, I know we promised to die with secrecy, but that will open the door to so many. other queer people just exist, “he continues.
“You see, it’s very scary for me, people will be angry, they will say I’m pushing a diary. But the truth is, I am. The program for people to stay away from other people’s lives and stop dictating who they should be.
But this is really about the video, which we will repeat today: