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Lil Nas X J Christ premiere

Lil Nas X releases first single in two years, "J Christ"

12 January 2024, 11:42 | Written by Tyler Damara Kelly

Award-winning artist Lil Nas X has returned with his first new single in two years, “J CHRIST".

The song was co-written by Lil Nas X AKA – Montero Hill – with Omer Fedi, Mike Levy [Gesaffelstein], and Blake Slatkin, with production by Fedi, Gesaffelstein, and Lil Nas X.

The multi-hyphenate premiered the song’s official video, which marks Lil Nas X’s solo directorial debut and follows a story he wrote himself. The “J Christ” visual sees Nas slaying both the gates of heaven (alongside some major celebrity cameos) and the fires of hell. After an inner battle plays out, he claims victory over evil and chooses his path forward, the path of faith, and sails through a flooded rapture.

As for those doubting which direction Lil Nas X has chosen, he proudly proclaims “THIS WAY”, choosing to express his spirituality in his own way. He’s forging a new life for himself while nodding to the journey that led him here, complete with homage to his iconic music video for “MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)”.

“J CHRIST" is out now via Columbia Records.

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