Lil Nas X is back with another masterpiece titled “SUN GOES DOWN.”
The 22-year-old rapper took to his social media to tease the drop on social media last week, noting that it is a tribute to his younger self.
“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, he said.
Nas spoke about his concept for the video in a recent interview with Rolling Stone, explaining the ways that it differed from his previous releases.
“My visual aesthetic is always changing. But a reoccurring theme in my work would always be Surrealism, or Futurism. I really love to mix reality with imagination—I guess that’s my ‘thing,’” he said. “But for [the music video for] ‘SUN GOES DOWN,’ I kept that kind of feeling to a minimum, because I wanted it to feel very real. But you still have me in a meditative state, where I go to this purple world where it’s like my future and past all existing in one place. I fly through that and go to my past me, and I’m trying to uplift him.
You can watch the song’s video via YouTube below: