Lil Nas X has finally treated fans to some new material. After the huge success of ‘Old Town Road’ in early 2019 (the longest-running number one on the Billboard Hot 100), and his 7 EP, which featured follow-up tracks ‘Panini’ and ‘Rodeo’, new track ‘Holiday’ is a festive-themed offering.
The song and big-budget video – directed by Gibson Hazard – were released this morning. Set on Christmas Eve, 2220, it finds Lil Nas X as Santa Claus, riding a sled pulled by robot reindeer.
The video was preceded earlier in the week by a short trailer, featuring a cameo from Back To The Future’s Michael J. Fox.
HOLIDAY OUT FRIDAY! 🎅🏾 pic.twitter.com/LcZjOmp0uJ
— nope (@LilNasX) November 10, 2020
Lil Nas X, who came out publicly as gay in early 2019, while ‘Old Town Road’ was at number one, has spent much of 2020 working on a follow-up material.
He’s teased fans with odd snippets of tracks he’s working on, with one – ‘Call My By Your Name’ – already proving a fan favorite. Many expected it to be his next single. However, on an Instagram Live video last night, Lil Nas X revealed ‘Call Me By Your Name’ will be his next release.
Lil Nas X reveals “Call Me By Your Name” is the next single on his debut album. 🔥 pic.twitter.com/9v4CjGE9Cz
— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) November 12, 2020