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After months of waiting, Lil Nas X’s debut album MONTERO is finally here! You can listen and download the album through this link or you can stream it below:
Critics are showering MONTERO praises. Variety for instance, said that MONTERO “gives voice to the fears and longings of a generation of queer kids.” The album’s lead single Montero (Call Me By Your Name), was described as “one of the most defiantly queer chart-toppers of all time,” and as “the ultimate earworm on the album.”
Meanwhile, The Independent said:
Close your eyes as you listen to Montero and you can almost feel the rainbow confetti falling from the ceiling and sticking to your tears. This album isn’t the creation of a gimmick-spinner. It’s an album bursting with technicolour heart.
MONTERO—which features collaborations with Elton John, Jack Harlow, Megan Thee Stallion, Miley Cyrus, and Doja Cat—contains 15 songs. Apart from Montero (Call Me By Your Name) and Industry Baby featuring Jack Harlow which we talked about here and here: below are our favorite songs from the album:
- Scoop – this catchy song, that features Doja Cat, will no doubt be a pilates anthem very quickly. If you don’t do pilates, no worries, it’s a song that makes you want to dance.
- Life After Salem – is a slow sad rock kind of song about a significant other whose love for him seems to have faded away already. We especially loved the first verse of the song: All of my feelings are gone/I left them all on the floor/Man, who’s to blame if you don’t love me no more?/No, I don’t mind, just take whatever you want. Listen to it below:
- Dolla Sign Slime – this is the ninth song from Lil Nas X’s MONTERO album and it features Megan Thee Stallion. With Dolla Sign Slime, Lil Nas X is encouraging fans to donate to Arianna’s Center through this link. According to the link, Arianna’s Centersupports the trans community of South Florida. They “place a special emphasis on the most marginalized, including the Trans Latinx community, undocumented immigrants, people living with HIV and AIDS, and those who have experienced incarceration.”
- Sun Goes Down – Lil Nas X’s third single from the album is a very personal one. It talks about his younger self that struggled with bullying because of his looks, his sexuality, and then there was the loneliness and his battle with his own suicidal thoughts.
i named the song “sun goes down” because i feel like at night is when those thoughts you try to avoid really start to hit and you can’t escape them— MONTERO 🦋 (@LilNasX) May 22, 2021
What about you, guys? What are your favorite songs from the album?