Holiday

Album: yet to be titled (2020)

Songfacts®:

  • Here, Lil Nas X reflects on his whirlwind success, admitting his smash hit "Old Town Road" was a "gimmick," but that it helped him break into the industry.

    Man, I snuck into the game, came in on a horse
    I pulled a gimmick, I admit it, I got no remorse
    Nobody tried to let me in, nobody opened doors
  • Though titled after the holiday season, the song's lyrics have little to do with Christmas apart from one play on Santa's iconic "ho, ho, ho" phrase.
  • The New York-based duo Take A Daytrip suppled the beat. The pair, who comprise Denzel Baptiste and David Biral, previously collaborated with Lil Nas X on his single "Panini."
  • Despite the un-festive lyrics, the song is accompanied by a Christmas-themed music video, which Nas co-directed with photographer and videographer Gibson Hazard. Set on Christmas Eve 2220, the over-the-top clip features the rapper as a futuristic Santa Claus in his futuristic North Pole toy factory.

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