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.

My favorites:

  1. MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)
  3. INDUSTRY BABY (feat. Jack Harlow)
  4. ONE OF ME (feat. Elton John)
  5. DOLLA SIGN SLIME (feat. Megan Thee Stallion)
  6. VOID





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