With the release of his new album just a few weeks away, Lil Nas X is about ready to bust out of his cocoon.
On Friday (Aug. 27), Lil Nas X shared the a new teaser for his upcoming album Montero on social media. In the new clip, four different versions of the the rapper can be seen gestating in multi-colored butterfly cocoons hanging off the vines of a fantastical purple plant. As the front cocoon begins to pulsate and a soothing acoustic guitar plays in the background, Lil Nas’s voice can be heard, urging himself to break free. “Montero, wake up,” the voice repeatedly says throughout the clip. “It’s time.”
The clip comes just two days after the rapper officially unveiled the first official trailer for his long-awaited debut album, while also letting fans know that the album would be arriving on Friday, Sept. 17. In the trailer, a futuristic news report (narrated by Lil Nas X in a blond bowl cut) plays, detailing the events of the rapper’s escape from Montero State Prison in his “Industry Baby” video, before teasing fans with a new song.
“Creating this album has been therapy for me,” he said in a tweet accompanying the trailer. “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.”
Check out Lil Nas X’s new teaser for Montero below: