Lil Nas X wants 'at least 70' songs for his debut album
13 September 2019 | Art and Entertainment
The 20-year-old musician shot to fame after his country trap hit Old Town Road went viral on video-sharing platform TikTok earlier this year, and he has revealed his first record, which is only “2%” complete, will be very personal and varied.
"With this project, I want to have at least 70 songs to choose from."
Although he said it will be more personal, he also promised it will be exciting. It's likely he will open about his sexuality on the album, after he came out as gay during Pride Month in June this year. He recently admitted he believes the universe was sending him signs to push him toward opening up about his sexuality. Lil Nas X, whose real name is Montero Hill, said being thrust into the spotlight made him realise it was time to come out.
“I never would have done that if I wasn't in a way pushed by the universe. In June, I'm seeing Pride flags everywhere and seeing couples holding hands - little stuff like that.”
Lil Nas X first alluded to his sexuality when he asked fans to listen to his song C7osure (You Like), and noted the rainbow on his album cover.
Then in July, he tweeted: “Wow man last year I was sleeping on my sisters floor, had no money, struggling to get plays on my music, suffering from daily headaches, now i'm gay." (sic)
Lil Nas X admitted he is still at the first stage of figuring out what he wants to do in his music career and he has no idea what songs he will be recording in 10 years' time.
Referencing lyrics from C7osure, he said: “This is what I gotta do / Can't be regretting when I'm old. That's my philosophy right now. Do everything you can because [snap!] ... it could all go in a second.”