Lil Nas X – ONE OF ME Ft. Elton John | Lyrics Meaning Explained
“One of Me” is the seventh track on Lil Nas X’s 2021 album ‘MONTERO.’ The track enlists the iconic Elton John on the piano track, marking their first-ever collaboration. In the song, Nas X mocks all his haters who have said that he will only be a one-hit-wonder. He has already proven them wrong.
‘MONTERO’ is Lil Nas X’s debut studio album, a journey that started with his mega-hit “Old Town Road” in 2019. Nas X has released one mixtape and extended play since. However, the ‘MONTERO’ album is the singer’s ‘baby,’ which he teased for weeks with fake pregnant images of himself.
Lil Nas X burst into the music scene with his western-themed “Old Town Road” and the “Old Town Road (Remix)” with Billy Ray Cyrus. The song won countless awards, including two Grammy Awards for ‘Best Pop Duo/Group Performance’ and ‘Best Music Video’ in 2020. The also peaked at #1 in many countries around the world, including US Billboard Hot 100 and the UK Singles Chart.
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Lil Nas X “One Of Me” Lyrics Meaning and Song Review
Lil Nas X talks to his haters and the people who did not believe that Lil Nas X could come up with a hit after “Old Town Road” that was released in December 2018. However, Lil Nas X has since released other hits such as “Panini,” “Holiday,” “Montero (Call Me By Your Name,” all of which have gained high momentum on radios.
Word on the block is you fell off and I’m just sayin’
If it ain’t “Old Town Road,” Lil Nassy, I ain’t playin’
It did take Lil Nas X to release “Panini” following-up “Old Town Road,” which added to the rumors that Nas X was done after one hit.
In the second verse, Lil Nas X talks about how his music was received from the get-go. “Old Town Road” was not a lyrically heavy track. It was called a ‘gimmick’ ever since release. Lil Nas X only steered into these criticisms which fueled more views, sales, and buzz around the song.
His later singles such as “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” and “Industry Baby” fed into these criticisms. He never backed off from the hate. He faced them head-on.
Now, can you prove yourself? Everybody waitin’
The gimmicky songs will naturally catch on and trend. But they are short-lived. Can Lil Nas X really prove that he is here to stay? His other songs, such as “Sun Goes Down” and “Tales of Dominica,” do help to prove he can do it all.
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