Lil Nas X has managed to break the internet in more times than we’ve been able to count lately and at this point his debut album is more anticipated than ever. He spoke to Zane Lowe for New Music Daily on Apple Music about his new single Industry Baby, why he chose to work with Jack Harlow on it what’s taking his new album so long to come out.
“I love Jack Harlow. I feel like he’s one of those people that I can see like truly appreciating what they’re creating and where they want to go,” he said about the new record. “I love people that have these aspirations for a much bigger place than where they already are, you know? I feel like he’s very much kind of in a situation right now where I feel like I was at a point where like… you know, like he’s already had like a huge moment and more light ahead and I just want to help give him that boost. That’s what I’m hoping this is for him.”
On being an outlier, Lil Nas said, “I feel like I didn’t really grasp that until last year and this year, you know? Because at first I was very much wanting to be with my peers, like you know how Travis Scott and Young Thug and Gunna, they’re all always on each other’s albums and Future and whatnot, but it’s just like I’m in my own place for my own reason. And that gives me more room to step out of my comfort zone.”
And regarding the album’s delay, he said, “I’m pretty much finished with the album. But you know, secretly, as we were just talking about moments and whatnot, I pushed the album back from where I was originally going to drop it because of that fact that I want to give these singles some more time to breathe before I drop music videos for songs that already been out for a long time or whatnot. But yeah, I’m really in a great space. I’m in a happy place. I’m in a super creative place. Really just going with the flow, making the best out of any situation that’s thrown at me right now.”
Will you be picking up Montero when it finally comes out?