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Lil Nas X travels back to his teen years in his “Sun Goes Down” video

Nas drops new music ahead of his SNL appearance this weekend.

May 21, 2021

Lil Nas X has dropped new song "Sun Goes Down." The track comes with a typically memorable self-directed video from the viral star in which he travels back in time to communicate with his younger self. Check it out above.

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The "Sun Goes Down" video runs with the Take a Daytrip-produced song's theme of self-acceptance, framing it within Nas' dark thoughts and struggles as a teenager. Showing the younger Nas as someone struggling to see a brighter future for himself, it features scenes set at his high school prom and Taco Bell (where Nas once worked). The video also includes a cameo from his father R. L. Stafford.

Lil Nas X will perform "Sun Goes Down" and previous single "Montero (Call Me By Your Name)" when he appears as the musical guest on Saturday Night Live this weekend alongside host Anya Taylor Joy. Both songs will appear on his debut studio album, due for release this summer.

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Thumbnail image via Charlotte Rutherford.

Lil Nas X travels back to his teen years in his “Sun Goes Down” video