Acoustic Avenue: the birth of something new


Morgan Kong

Junior Ana Toro takes a dive into the world of music.

Ana Toro, Staff Reporter

I am not one to care much for the Grammy awards but if MONTERO doesn’t win Album of the Year, I will riot. Lil Nas X’s debut album, which was highly anticipated by so many, finally dropped. I am in love with it and want to share with you all why this album deserves love and respect.

Let’s talk about how significant this album is in terms of representation. Lil Nas, being a queer, Black man has opened the doors for all the queer, Black boys and men to feel like they have representation in the music industry and in the world.

Not only is it significant for its representation but also for its art. Lil Nas really showed the haters that he does not and will not apologize for being who he is. The cover art for the album is as  euphoric and colorful as some of the songs on the album. MONTERO is Lil Nas’ baby and he took that literally by putting on a fake pregnant belly for the promo of the album, and even created a video of him giving birth to it when it dropped. Even if you don’t like the guy, you have to appreciate his genius for this.

On to my favorites from the album: “MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name),” “ THATS WHAT I WANT,” “TALES OF DOMINICA,” and “DEAD RIGHT NOW.” These songs were all incredible and had such deep meanings. They made you want to dance and cry at the same time. “TALES OF DOMINICA” was definitely my favorite because of the violins and the way his voice fits perfectly with the other instruments

Lil Nas X really outdid himself on this album and I am so glad he got to express himself through his music. I love that he created a platform of expression for so many people that look up to him.