(Screengrab from Lil Nas X’s Official YouTube Account)
Lil Nas X’s much-awaited single called MONTERO (Call Me by Your Name) is finally here and fans can’t get enough of it! If you will recall, he gave us a preview of the song during Super Bowl LV as it was used by Logitech’s commercial Defy Logic.
The “Montero” in the title of the song is a reference to the singer’s real name, Montero Lamar Hill. MONTERO (Call Me by Your Name) is supposedly about Lil Nas X being in a sexual relationship with a closeted guy but now he “wants to stop pretending with his significant other and act on a first-name basis.”
Lil Nas X sings: “Cocaine and drinkin’ with your friends/You live in the dark, boy, I cannot pretend/I’m not phased, only here to sin/If Eve ain’t in your garden, you know that you can/Call me when you want, call me when you need/Call me in the morning, I’ll be on the way.”
He also released a letter about the song on Twitter which he addressed to his 14-year-old self; check it out below:
MONTERO (Call Me by Your Name) came with a music video which was directed by Lil Nas X himself along with Tanu Muino. Rolling Stone described the music video as “provocative” and “unabashedly queer” while LGBTQ Nation described it as “very sexual” and “super gay.”
Meanwhile, delighted fans bombarded Lil Nas X with messages that mainly say “we’re proud of you,” “you’re such an inspiration,” “that’s so gay,” etc.
as a queer dude this was the music video i was begging for when i was a teenager. unapologetic, engaging, fantastical with a gorgeous artist clearly having a great time. thank you so much for this!!! it means so much— 🎀 saє 🎀 (@brokeninprinces) March 26, 2021
Lil Nas X publicly came out as gay on June 30, 2019, the last day of Pride Month, through a tweet just a few days after the release of his debut EP called 7. He rose to fame with his country rap single Old Town Road. According to Chart Data, Lil Nas X’s version of the aforementioned song with Billy Ray Cyrus is currently the most streamed song of all-time in the U.S. with 2.992 billion on-demand streams.