Lil Nas X has dropped the video for his new single Sun Goes Down.
The follow-up to his global smasher MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name), the track shows a softer side to the rapper; detailing his past thoughts of depression and suicide as he comes to terms with his sexuality and identity.
He sings in the first verse: “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.”
Contrasting with the fiery visuals for MONTERO, the video sees Li Nas X in an all-white ensemble as he travels back to the past to guide a bleach-blond version of himself, who works at Taco Bell and prepares for his high school prom.