Lil Nas X has released a new single, “Montero (Call Me By Your Name), with a provocative, self-directed video with Tanu Muino.”
“In life, we hide the parts of ourselves we don’t want the world to see,” Lil NAS X says in voiceover in video intro. “We shut them down. We tell them, ‘No.’ We drove them away. But here, we do not.
The rapper and singer then introduce us to the fictional land of Montero, named after him (Montero Lamar Hill), where he is free to embody his sexuality as he wishes.
The video depicts several Lil Nas X alter-ego in scenes inspired by history and mythology, including a makeout session with an alien version of himself, a Marie Antoinette-inspired stone, and a lap dance with the devil.
Lil Nas X released a letter to her 14-year-old self with the video “Call Me By Your Name”: “Dear 14-year-old Montero, I wrote a song with our name in it . It’s about a man who I know Was found last summer.
I know we promised to never come out in public, I know we promised never to do that, ‘that type of gay man, I know we promised to die with the secret But it would open the bus doors to many other queue people. You see this is very scary for me, people will be angry, they will say that I am putting forward an agenda.
But the truth is, I am. People should stop creating an agenda and decide who they should be, to stay out of the lives of other people. Loving you in the future. -LNX ”
Lil Nas X previously released a Christmas-themed video for “Holiday” in December . His debut EP came out in 2019.