Lil Nas X is on a roll. The rapper, who recently shared with fans that he finally got his driver’s license at age 22, revealed that he’s dropping another single really soon.
The song, titled “Sun Goes Down,” arrives May 21. The artist made the announcement on his social media accounts Thursday (May 13) with the title and date, along with a raindrop emoji and teaser image. The photo shows X among the clouds, dressed in a white suit and tie — his eyes a creepy light icy blue — sitting cross-legged in Lotus position on a raised and winding path made purely of water, with more H20 rising from his hands.
Lil Nas X dropped his most recent single, “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” on March 26, along with a video that generated plenty of controversy, which led to a spoof on Saturday Night Live. In the visual, the musician at one point pole dances down to hell, where he proceeds to give Satan a lap dance.
“Montero,” his first new track of the year, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. It also went on to top both the Billboard Global 200 and Global Excl. U.S. charts.
In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly for its Pride issue, Lil Nas X said he was “thankful” for the success he’s found, and discussed his hesitancy in releasing “Montero,” a song about gay sex and romance. “At first I was really afraid of alienating any of my straight fans,” he told the magazine. “But then it was kind of like, if they feel offended, they were never really here for me. They were here for whatever version of myself they made up in their head.”
Lil Nas X is set to close out Saturday Night Live as its final musical guest of season 46 on May 22. See his announcement for “Sun Goes Down” below:
SUN GOES DOWN
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— MONTERO 🦋 (@LilNasX) May 13, 2021