Lil Nas X helping his younger self in ‘Sun Goes Down’ video has fans in tears: ‘Beautiful rep of gay Black men’

The 22-year-old crooner took his fans on an emotional journey in the new music video as he goes back in time when was a younger self in high school


                            Lil Nas X helping his younger self in ‘Sun Goes Down’ video has fans in tears: ‘Beautiful rep of gay Black men’
Lil Nas X in the 'Sun Goes Down' music video (YouTube)

Lil Nas X was brutally slammed on the internet in March 2021 after social media users accused him of copying the video concept of his song ‘MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)' from FKA Twigs' 'Cellophane'. He was also dragged for giving a sensuous lap dance to Satan in the same music video. However, after facing so much heat online, the young singer-songwriter is back again with a new song called ‘Sun Goes Down’.

The new track is from his self-titled debut album ‘MONTERO’ and was released on May 21, 2021. The 22-year-old crooner takes his fans on an emotional journey in the music video as he goes back in time to when he was a younger self in high school. Even after the Grammy award-winning singer was slammed for his actions in March, he got a lot of love for his new project as many fans had a change of heart after Lil Nas X showed how he dealt with loneliness and depression in the music video of ‘Sun Goes Down’.
 
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What is ‘Sun Goes Down’ about?

Prior to the release of his third single from the album, Lil Nas X, whose real name is Montero Lamar Hill, took to Twitter and explained the concept behind the same. Sharing his post to his 6.4 million followers, he wrote, “In the 'Sun Goes Down' video i go back in time to visit a younger version self who’s struggling inside, hating himself, & doesn’t want to live anymore. i try my best to uplift him. can’t wait to share this song and video with you guys on Friday. this one is really special to me.”

The lyrics of the track left a lot of social media users in tears as he crooned about how thoughts about being gay would occur to him and how often he used to have suicidal thoughts. In the chorus, Lil Nas X sings, “I wanna run away, Don't wanna lie, I don't want a life/ Send me a gun and I'll see the sun, I'd rather run away/ Don't wanna lie, I don't want a life/ Send me a gun and I'll see the sun.” In the verse, he croons, “Since ten, I've been feelin' lonely, Had friends but they was pickin' on me/ Always thinkin', 'Why my lips so big?' Was I too dark? Can they sense my fears?/ These gay thoughts would always haunt me, I prayed God would take it from me/ It's hard for you when you're fightin', And nobody knows it when you're silent.”



 



 



 

‘Lil Nas X song so sad yet so catchy’

As soon as the music video of ‘Sun Goes Down’ hit the internet, many social media users thronged to Twitter as it left them emotional and asking for more. Speaking on the same lines, one user stated, “There is nothing that this man can’t do.. besides driving! Lol. Song is a bop and had me crying.” One added, “Yup, gonna have this one on repeat for the rest of my life.” One posted, “Damn why is that Lil Nas X song so sad yet so catchy?”
 
The next one said, “Just listened to sun goes down by lil nas x and experiencing repressed memories of queerphobia” while another tweeted, “Does lil nas x knows how proud we are of him??? he needs to know.” One fan said, “Lil Nas X making me lay on the floor and tear up at 1:30pm on a work day ok thanks for that.” Another individual posted, “Seeing the way both Billy Porter and Lil Nas X are representing the older and younger generations of gay Black men is beautiful, heartwarming and a game changer.” Echoing similar sentiments, one social media user concluded “As a gay black man lil nas new song sun goes down is hitting me hard frfr. S**t's beautiful.” 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 

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