Lil Nas X was born in Montero Lamar Hill, Georgia in 1999. His song “Old Town Road” became a worldwide hit in 2018. His debut album “Montero” was released on Friday.
His appearance in cautious America should often evoke: In the “This Is What I Want” video, Lil Nas X is a soccer player in a pink dress. In the locker room, one of his teammates hugs, tears open a box of condoms with his teeth – and goes to the bathroom. The song for the clip sounds relatively harmless: he wants “a boy who can cuddle me all night”. someone hugging him. and love. African American with ‘golden teeth’ feels lonely ‘when I’m alone in my dreams’. Yet he remains – dressed as the bride – alone. He admits angrily: “Someone who loves. That’s what I fucking want. All that’s left of his flirtation with country music (his “Old Town Road” hit fell off the charts due to a lack of country elements and sparked controversy) is the hat and acoustic guitar. Pop suits him better on any case.
song of the week This week, Heide Ramptzreiter (“Day Press”) and Christoph Seibin (FM Radio 4) were elected. It can be heard on Sundays between 7pm and 9pm on FM4. More information about www.diepresse.com/songderwoche and fm4.ORF.at.
(“Die Presse,” print edition, September 19, 2021)
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