It’s a “Holiday.”
Lil Nas X returns his first single in nearly two years. Produced by Tay Keith and Take a Daytrip, the celebratory banger finds the 21-year-old rapper reflecting on his rise to the top.
“Nobody tried to let me in / Nobody opened doors / I kicked the motherfuckers down / They didn’t have a choice,” he raps. “And I’m sexy, they wanna sex me / Pop star, but the rappers still respect me.”
Along with the song, he has debuted a cinematic video, directed by Gibson Hazard. Set on Christmas Eve 2220, the video follows Nas through his futuristic North Pole workshop where he takes on the role of four different characters including Santa Nas X, taking off in his high-tech sleigh with robo-reindeer.
“Holiday” is the first single off Nas’ upcoming album, the follow-up to his 2019 EP 7, which spawned the record-breaking smash “Old Town Road.” “2021, I’m dropping the best album of all time,” he said during last month’s Billboard Music Awards.
He will perform “Holiday” for the first time during his “Lil Nas X Concert Experience” virtual show, which will stream live on online game platform Roblox this Saturday at 1 p.m. PST.