WASHINGTON — American rapper Lil Nas X announced the release date for his debut album, “Montero.”

Taking to his Twitter handle on Aug. 26, 2021 night, the Grammy-winning artist revealed that the album would release on Sept. 17, 2021. Alongside the date announcement, Nas X also debuted a trailer for the album featuring a previously-unheard song.

“Creating this album has been therapy for me,” he wrote.

“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. MY DEBUT ALBUM “MONTERO” IS YOURS, SEPTEMBER 17th.”

The post’s accompanying video seemingly picks up where Nas X and Jack Harlow’s “Industry Baby” music video left off, beginning with a skit featuring Nas X as an anchor on MNN — Montero News Network.

“Breaking news: power bottom rapper Lil Nas X and his caucasian friend led a prison escape this morning. This comes just months after the talentless homosexual was sentenced to five years in prison,” Nas X says as the anchor.

“Investigators say anyone who comes into contact with the power bottom should contact authorities immediately.”

The clip then segues to Nas X driving through the desert in a teal convertible on his way to the town of “Montero.” After stopping at a phone booth, Nas X then falls through the darkness while a snippet of a song, presumably from the album, plays.

“I want/ Someone to love me/ I need/ Someone who needs me,” Nas X sings on the track.

Nas X teased what “Montero” will sound like in a cover story of an entertainment magazine, calling the project “much more personal” than his 2019 Extended Play (EP) “7,” but just as musically diverse.

Nas X released his first major project, the “7” EP, two years ago on June 21, 2019, via Columbia Records. The EP was nominated for album of the year at the 2020 Grammy Awards.

The rapper, whose real name is Montero Lamar Hill, has continued to push boundaries this year, most notably with the music video for “Montero (Call Me By Your Name),” a song that features the artist giving the devil a lap dance.

The hit single was No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in April 2021, his second chart leader after “Old Town Road” featuring Billy Ray Cyrus, which kept topping the charts for 19 weeks in 2019.

Nas X has released three singles in the past few months: “Holiday,” “Montero,” and the latest, “Sun Goes Down.”

Recently, Nas X was made the chief impact officer at food chain Taco Bell. The deal is a part of an association where Taco Bell will promote and support Nas X’s upcoming album in its marketing throughout its outlets.

(With inputs from ANI)

Edited by Ojaswin Kathuria and Nikita Nikhil

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