Not all heroes wear capes, ride horses on isolated roads or descend down stripper poles, but Lil Nas X is here to save the day with the announcement of his debut album Montero.
The 22-year-old rapper (real name Montero Lamar Hill) announced on Tuesday (June 29) that his highly anticipated first full-length will be “coming soon” with a minute-long movie trailer. Straight out of the Montero Cinematic Universe, the action-packed clip features snippets from his previous music videos, including “Old Town Road” featuring Billy Ray Cyrus, “Panini,” “Holiday” and “Montero (Call Me By Your Name),” while previewing a new Take a Daytrip-produced track.
Fellow country-trap “My Truck” singer Breland commented on Instagram, “Everything has been iconic so far. No doubts this will be the same,” while 24kGoldn commended the “feature film” production of the big news.
Montero will include the scorching title track, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in April, and the chilled-out “Sun Goes Down,” which he premiered during his stint on Saturday Night Live in May.
LNX released his first major project, the 7 EP, two years ago on June 21, 2019, via Columbia Records. The EP was nominated for album of the year at the 2020 Grammy Awards.
Catch his personal MCU trailer below.
“MONTERO” THE DEBUT ALBUM
COMING SOON! 🦹🏾♂️⭐️ pic.twitter.com/8UjXJWpYap
— MONTERO 🦋 (@LilNasX) June 29, 2021