Lil Nas X will search to surpass his viral star standing when he drops his debut EP, 7, tomorrow (June 21st). The “Outdated City Highway” rapper is letting us know that he’s not only a one trick pony along with his first new music since breaking Billboard, “Panini”, which — get this — credit Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain as a co-writer.
Now, the cynic in me needs to bemoan the truth that a man who actually tried to make a viral music is now hitching his wagon to an iconic rockstar for extra consideration, however right here’s the factor… “Panini” doesn’t utterly suck. With a slight interpolating of Cobain’s vocal melody from the “In Bloom” refrain, the monitor is a reasonably easy lure pop lower. It’s all synth and autotune, however that hook is catchy sufficient to recommend Lil Nas X is maybe greater than only a yeehaw second.
Although, if my cynic aspect was going to take over, it may most likely discover ample gasoline in the truth that Lil Nas X advised Zane Lowe on Apple Beats 1 that he didn’t even know his hook seemed like Cobain’s:
“One of many craziest issues about ‘Panini’ is it launched me to Nirvana’s album Nevermind. It’s like I at all times seen the quilt however I by no means truly listened to it. And folks was like, ‘Wow, he sampled Nirvana.’ I used to be like, no. It’s like, I didn’t notice I used to be utilizing virtually the very same melody.”
So is it “cool” that he sampled a traditional rock monitor, or silly that he offers it credit score regardless of by no means having heard it? Take a hear through the digital graphics-heavy visible under and resolve for your self.
Lil Nas X’s 7 drops June 21st through Columbia Information. There’s no phrase on if anybody else like Kurt Cobain will get a shock writing credit score, however OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder seems on the monitor “Carry U Down”. And naturally, Billy Ray Cyrus rides alongside for the “Outdated City Highway” remix.