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THATS WHAT I WANT

Lil Nas X

Album MONTERO

THATS WHAT I WANT” is the fourth song from American rapper and songwriter Lil Nas X and his debut album “MONTERO”, which was released through Columbia Records on the 17th September 2021.

THATS WHAT I WANT” is a pop-rock song that sees Lil Nas X be vulnerable (a common theme across his album and songs) about loneliness, finding love as a queer black man and his longing for a healthy and happy relationship.

The music video for “THATS WHAT I WANT” was directed by Stillz, and was premiered via Lil Nas X’s YouTube channel on the 17th September 2021. The video sees Lil Nas X falling in love with as American football player, and pays homage to the 2005 queer film “Brokeback Mountain“. Actor Billy Porter plays a priest who helps Lil Nas X find his strength again. In less than one week, the video had received over 28.7 million views and over 1.3 million likes.

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Release Date

17th September 2021

Songwriter/s

Montero Hill, Omer Fedi, Blake Slatkin, Ryan Tedder & Keegan Bach

Producers/s

Fedi, Slaktin, Tedder & KBeaZy

Label/s

Columbia

Chart Rankings

"THATS WHAT I WANT" has over 26 million streams on Spotify, all in less than a week.

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