He came back like “J Christ” — now Lil Nas X wants to figure out what happens next.
On Friday (Jan. 26), the pop singer unveiled his latest song “Where Do We Go Now,” a poignant slow-jam that poses its titular question to remarkable effect. Stepping away from his signature tongue-in-cheek braggadocio, Lil Nas X spends the entirety of the soft-rock ballad looking for guidance as he tries to see a path forward in his life — both personal and professional.
“So where do we go now?/ We’ve seen everything we had to see/ We figured it out, my love/ So where are we goin’,” he sings on the emotive chorus. “So where do we go now?/ We did everything so endlessly/ And only to feel undone/ So where are we goin’?”
The new track first appeared in the credits sequence of the singer’s new documentary Lil Nas X: Long Live Montero, sung over video clips of fans at the Long Live Montero tour as they enter and exit the show. The film, which originally debuted at the 2023 Toronto International Film Festival, is set for a wide release on HBO this Saturday (Jan. 27).
Long Live Montero follows Lil Nas X over the course of 60 days, as he embarks on his first-ever headlining tour. Amid clips of his high-production performances throughout the show’s run, the film examines the rapper’s lightspeed ascent to fame with “Old Town Road,” and examines how his new role as a chart-topping Black queer artist has fundamentally changed his life.
Check out Lil Nas X’s new song “Where Do We Go Now” below: