While his “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” music video found Lil Nas X in a devilish “fuck it, I’m going to grind on Satan” frame of mind, his new visual for “Sun Goes Down” features the rapper as his own guardian angel, guiding his high-school self safely past suicidal thoughts, loneliness, and self-loathing about his sexuality. “These gay thoughts would always haunt me / I prayed God would take it from me,” he sings. “It’s hard for you when you’re fightin’ / And nobody knows it when you’re silent.”
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Lil Nas X’s first single, Old Town Road, released in 2019, holds the all-time Billboard Magazine record for most weeks at #1.
Montero (Call Me By Your Name) went to #1 two months ago amid Christian outrage over the “twerking on Satan” scene in the video.
Today’s release already has 2.6M YouTube plays.