“SUN GOES DOWN” is the third single from American singer, songwriter and rapper Lil Nas X and his upcoming debut album titled “MONTERO”. While Lil Nas X’s last track was upbeat and full of pride, “SUN GOES DOWN” shows a more vulnerable side to Lil Nas X, revealing a time in his life where he was no longer happy and was ashamed of his sexuality, and no longer wanted to be alive. The pop song was written by Lil Nas X, David Biral, Denzel Baptiste, Omer Fedi & Roy Lenzo, with Take a Daytrip, Omer Fedi and Roy Lenzo.
Tweeting about the song, Lil Nas X revealed the meaning behind the song’s title:
“i named the song “sun goes down” because i feel like at night is when those thoughts you try to avoid really start to hit and you can’t escape them”
However, there was some drama around the lyric that references Nicki Minaj, as many of Minaj’s fans did not like Lil Nas X referencing her in the song, due to a dispute between the two musicians. However, Lil Nas X did state that Nicki Minaj’s music was a huge part of his life and a very important time for him.
The music video was released alongside the track via Lil Nas X’s YouTube channel on the 21st May 2021. Directed by Lil Nas X and Psycho Films, the video shows Lil Nas X going back in time to himself when he was in the closet to comfort himself. In only 24 hours, the video has received over 4.8 million views and almost 600 thosuand likes.
Release Date: 21st May 2021
Songwriter/s: Montero Hill (Lil Nas X), Denzel Baptiste, David Biral, Omer Fedi & Roy Lenzo
Producer/s: Take a Daytrip, Omer Fedi & Roy Lenzo
Music Video Release: 21st May 2021
Music Video Director/s: Lil Nas X & Psycho Films
Chart Rankings: Since the song has just released, it is yet to have a history of chart rankings.
The lyrics to “Sun Goes Down” can be read here.
Listen to “Sun Goes Down” on Apple Music.
Listen to “Sun Goes Down” on Spotify.