Listening: MONTERO by Lil Nas X
At this point, I’ve listened to Lil Nas X’s debut album Montero about five or six times all the way through. It’s both confident and vulnerable, and serves as a fantastic showcase of his talent and range. It’s a masterpiece of a debut album.
Lil Nas X flows effortlessly between genres. There’s pop and hip hop as expected, but there’s even some indie rock vibes in there too. And yet, Lil Nas X is perfectly at home in each different sound.
But this album is so much more than music. It’s a coming of age moment. It’s a statement about Lil Nas X’s acceptance and celebration of himself. And therefore, it also feels like an acceptance and celebration of being gay for myself too.
I can’t recommend Montero enough.
- MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)
- DEAD RIGHT NOW
- INDUSTRY BABY (feat. Jack Harlow)
- ONE OF ME (feat. Elton John)
- DOLLA SIGN SLIME (feat. Megan Thee Stallion)