Since blowing up after releasing hit track “Old Town Road,” and then his first project "7" in June of 2019, new music has been long-awaited from Lil Nas X. Finally, the fans have gotten what they wanted with his new single “HOLIDAY.”
Last Friday, Nov. 13, Lil Nas X released a fun, semi holiday-themed song, and music video.
“Aye, it’s a holiday / I got hoes on hoes and they outta control, yeah / Aye, its another way / All my ****** on go and I hope that you know it.”
The video starts with super cold weather and takes place in the North Pole, inside of the rapper’s own gigantic Christmas factory. Lil Nas X plays his own version of Santa Clause, as well as other icy characters, with super unique costumes and style unlike any other musician today.
Shortly after releasing his EP, the artist came out as gay, losing some fans, but gaining others. The day was a big step for Black musicians, especially those in the rap community, which can often be full of homophobia.
His bravery alone put Lil Nas X in a powerful spot, adding even more to his unique sound, style, and skill. The rapper threw a line in the new track about sexuality as well stating, ‘I might bottom on the low, but I top shit.”
While he might be a bottom when it comes to sex, he still feels he is at the top when it comes to his music and stardom. “Old Town Road,” broke records, and stayed at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 for 17 weeks straight.
Some people also feel like Lil Nas X will be a one-hit-wonder or not keep getting bigger after such a big start, another topic he responds to in this track.
“I got the biggest damn song, fuck the charts, sis, I don't need 'em / They wanna know if I'll be lastin' / Bitch, even if I started floppin', there'd be fashion / Poppin' up in movies, ain't no Nasy, bitch, it's Ashton / Hee, hee, I'm bad as Michael Jackson.”
Lil Nas X states that he will always be a hit to himself, and even if his music doesn’t work out, his other talents will show out even brighter.
I do feel like this video and the sound of the track is unique, but it also sounds kind of basic and sort of similar to some tracks on his EP. Still, he adds his own spice and eccentric personality and themes to keep it authentic.
I am excited to see more great music from this artist in the future and see him continue to grow in all ways. If you haven’t already, you should definitely support this young artist and check out his intriguing works of art.
I would give this release 4 out of 5 Swoops.