Lil Nas X is back as Lil Nas eXecutive of the popular video game franchise League of Legends (LOL). And what do you do when an artist becomes the boss of a gaming franchise? They put out new music for the game. This is what Lil Nas X’s latest track “Star Walkin'” is all about.
League of Legends is a popular video game that hosts its own annual e-sports championship event titled ‘The League of Legends World Championship.’ The 2022 tournament is set to kick off on September 29, 2022. Lil Nas’s new song is the official anthem for the 2022 World Championship event.
Before today, we might have shrugged off if we heard that Lil Nas X is dropping a motivational song. But, this is one of those instances where it feels good to be proven wrong. Nas X sings that he overcame some of the biggest struggles as an upcoming black artist and also as a member of the LGBTQ+ community. But he says that until his last breath, there is no giving up in his DNA. So, he will walk among the stars!
Listen to “Star Walkin'” by Lil Nas X
Lil Nas X “Star Walkin'” Lyrics Meaning and Song Review
“Star Walkin'” is a song about elevating yourself to walk among the stars. Not everyone can do this. Only those who overcome their own mental barriers are lifted so high up to walk among the stars. But, this is not an impossible task either.
Lil Nas X kicks off the song with a powerful statement–never discount him as long as he breathes! He has been punched down several times since his breakout hit “Old Town Road (Remix)” from 2019. But, thousands of voices have not been able to keep him down or sideline him. Nas X keeps coming back and every time he comes back, he brings a hit single.
Because of this resilience, Lil Nas X has become a global superstar today.
In the first verse of the song, Nas X says that he is on a mission to reach the stars. He knows that the higher you climb, the higher chance of falling and equally harder as well. Can he stop, though? There is nothing for him on Earth. So, he might as well climb.
Maybe one of the most important lessons of the song is to not get distracted by all the white noise along your journey. There will be a million people to whisper sweet nothings to your ears to bring you down. The only voice you need to listen to is your own–and this one is under your control (or, should be).
In the second verse, Lil Nas X pays tribute to the League of Legends game while also calling himself a legend in the music game.
Closing remarks from Nas X is not to take advice from someone who has never tried anything. Most of the time, people who do nothing have the most advice to send your way, as they have plenty of spare time to waste theirs and yours as well. Pick and choose your inner circle.
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