The song appears over the end credits of his new documentary, Lil Nas X: Long Live Montero
Lil Nas X has shared an introspective single, “Where Do We Go Now?” The reflective song was written for his HBO Original documentary Lil Nas X: Long Live Montero, which premieres Jan. 27 on Max.
The rapper announced the song, co-written by Lil Nas X alongside Omer Fedi and Blake Slatkin, earlier this week, teasing its inward-leaning nature by noting on social media, “good news yall im dropping new music to match with your depression.”
Lil Nas X: Long Live Montero follows Lil Nas X as he prepares to embark on his first U.S. headlining tour. The film, which previously premiered at last year’s Toronto Film Festival, was directed by Carlos López Estrada and Zac Manuel. In addition to footage of the tour, the documentary includes interviews with the artist in which he reflects on his career so far and his sexuality. Like the stage show, the film is structured into three parts: Rebirth, Transformation, and Becoming.
Earlier this month, Lil Nas X unveiled a new single, “J. Christ,” along with a controversial music video that showcased him being strapped to a cross. Following an uproar, the pop star addressed the provocation in a video message to fans. “This is not to try to get everybody on my good side or whatnot. This is more so to clear my head about my own decisions. I know I messed up really bad this time,” he said in the clip. “And I can act unbothered all I want but it’s definitely taking a mental toll on me.”
He continued that he wanted to “explain where my head is at” and not necessarily apologize for “J Christ,” though he later said sorry for some aspects of his promotional tactics for the single. He explained that he knew his single artwork would lead to some people getting upset because “religion is a sensitive topic,” but that he never intended to offend with it.
“J. Christ” marks the beginning of a new album cycle for Lil Nas X, who dropped his hit debut LP, Montero, in 2022. That album also leaned heavily into religious imagery, though with a lot more devil worship that proved controversial.