LIL NAS X TRAVELS NEW SONG AND VIDEO FOR “SUN GOES DOWN”
LIL NAS X TRAVELS BACK IN TIME TO VISIT HIS YOUNGER SELF
IN NEW SONG AND VIDEO FOR “SUN GOES DOWN”
SET TO PERFORM ON THIS WEEKEND’S SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE SEASON FINALE
(March 21, 2021) – Lil Nas X has unveiled his latest musical offering with the vulnerable and emotional new song “SUN GOES DOWN.” The song was produced by Take A Daytrip, Omer Fedi, and Roy Lonzo, and is a vivid reflection of Nas’ dark thoughts and feelings of non-acceptance while he was growing up and coming into himself. He will perform the powerful new song, along with his global #1 hit single “MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name),” on this weekend’s season finale of Saturday Night Live.
In the inspirational visual for his latest single, a meditative Nas reflects on his life and meteoric rise before time traveling back to 2017 to visit his younger self. A teenage Nas was someone “who’s struggling inside, hating himself & doesn’t want to live anymore,” and his adult-self arrives to assure him that there’s light, and acceptance, on the other side if he just accepts himself first. The cinematic visual, which includes a cameo from Nas’ father R. L. Stafford, follows Nas from his actual old job at Taco Bell, into the lonely hallways of high school and through an emotional night at prom. The video concept was created by Lil Nas X himself, and he also co-directed the visual with Psycho Films.
As part of a larger partnership with Taco Bell, real-life employee and Shift Supervisor Andrew German is also featured in the video. This was a dream for Andrew, who recently won a $25,000 Live Más Scholarship from the Taco Bell Foundation to pursue his passion for dance and sees Lil Nas X’s path from burritos to Billboard charts as an inspiration.
This past weekend, Lil Nas X stepped in with the help of Live Nation to help give his old high school in Lithia Springs, Georgia an extra special prom this year. He surprised the students by paying for all their tickets to attend, upgrading the decorations for the school gym, and even sent a late-night snack from Taco Bell.
“SUN GOES DOWN” and “MONTERO (Call Me Be Your Name)” will be featured on Nas’ highly anticipated debut album, which is due to release this summer via Columbia Records.