With the release of his new album just a few weeks away, Lil Nas X is about ready to bust out of his cocoon.
On Friday (Aug. 27), Lil Nas X shared the new teaser for his upcoming album Montero on social media. In the new clip, four different versions of the the rapper can be seen gestating in multi-colored butterfly cocoons hanging off the vines of a fantastical purple plant. As the front cocoon begins to pulsate and a soothing acoustic guitar plays in the background, Lil Nas’s voice can be heard, urging himself to break free. “Montero, wake up,” the voice repeatedly says throughout the clip. “It’s time.”
— MONTERO 🦋 (@LilNasX) August 27, 2021
The clip comes just two days after the rapper officially unveiled the first official trailer for his long-awaited debut album, while also letting fans know that the album would be arriving on Friday, Sept. 17. In the trailer, a futuristic news report (narrated by Lil Nas X in a blond bowl cut) plays, detailing the events of the rapper’s escape from Montero State Prison in his “Industry Baby” video, before teasing fans with a new song.
“Creating this album has been therapy for me,” he said in a tweet accompanying the trailer. “I’ve learned to let go of trying to control people’s perception of who I am, what I can do, and where I will be. I’ve realized the only opinion of me that really matters is my own.”