The road to Lil Nas X’s debut album "Montero" has been an exhilarating affair, complete with detours like a chart-topping EP, “7,” show-stopping red carpet outfits, multiple awards and a run of viral music videos.
Lil Nas X demonstrates a type of celebratory, unabashed queerness that is badly needed in the music industry right now, and culture more generally.
Nas is a disruptor, a title that took on new meaning as he began work on his debut album "Montero" in 2020, amid the Covid-19 pandemic and a broader fight against racial inequality.
“Creating this album has been therapy for me,” Nas said in a Twitter post detailing his work on "Montero."
Lil Nas X’s infectious self-confidence and captivating artistry has carried him far — and his career is just beginning.
Nas, Montero, —, Lil Nas, y’all, 🌈🤩