The seventh track of Lil Nas X's debut EP 7 finds the rapper seeking closure from the past. The song is about letting go, abandoning fear and moving forward in the right direction.
On the chorus, Lil Nas sings about being true to himself and following his own heart, rather than looking to please other people.
True say, I want and I need
To let go, use my time to be free
It's like it's always what you like
It's always what you like
During the song's single verse, Lil Nas X talks about expressing himself in a new way and living the truth.
Brand new places I'll choose and I'll go, I know
Embracin' this news I behold unfolding
I know, I know, I know it don't feel like it's time
But I look back at this moment, I'll see that I'm fine
On June 30, 2019, the final day of Pride Month, Lil Nas X hinted that the song's lyrics about liberation and freedom also serve as a coming out announcement.
"Some of y'all already know, some of y'all don't care, some of y'all not going f--k with me no more," he tweeted. "But before this month ends I want y'all to listen closely to 'C7osure'."
The rapper followed up the tweet with one showing his EP cover, which features a rainbow-colored tower.
The nocturnal funk tune was produced by frequent Drake collaborators Allen Ritter and Boi-1da. The pair also supplied the beat for Rihanna's "Work
" and G-Eazy's "No Limit