A Lil Nas X biopic will certainly go into production somewhere down the line if he doesn't suddenly lose interest in his chosen métier. Say he did: X would still have this wondrous "rags to riches" story to his credit. Just a few hours ago, the Country megastar took to Twitter in describing the conditions he lived through before the fame.
"Wow man last year i was sleeping on my sisters floor, had no money, struggling to get plays on my music, suffering from daily headaches, now i’m gay," he wrote on Twitter. Curious to note: Lil Nas X is such a clever purveyor of the English language, that one must not take everything he says at face value. For one, in the buildup to his sentence, he keeps adding to his deteriorating condition, until suddenly he's Gay as if to convey the dissolution of heteronormativity and on a lighter note: homosexuality as a cure-all for everyday boredom and chastity.
And yet, everything leading up to the final clause is that sentence seemingly adds up. "Old Town Road" rose to the surface at exactly the right place, right time, like a modern-day fairy tale. So, it's not completely unfathomable for him to have toiled below the poverty line. In contemporary American society, all it takes is burdensome student debt, and little poor planning, to completely veer off track. Let's hope Lil Nas X's improbable run doesn't come to a stop any time soon.
Le Youth and Viceroy Offer Up Fresh Remixes For Tessa Violet's EP "Bad Ideas (Act One)"
When your debut single reaches 24 million streams on Spotify, people take notice. Tessa Violet is a new name that’s making a name for herself, and her debut EP is out today. Bad Ideas (Act One) is out with three originals and a Lo Fi hit on the title track, plus two titillating remixes from Le Youth and Viceroy.
Le Youth tries his hand at “Crush,” the massive single that gave Tessa notice. The single is turned into an ’80s synthwave extravaganza straight out of that mall scene from Stranger Things season 3. It’s dreamy in all the right ways.
As for Viceroy, the dreamier original “I Like (the idea of) You” gets transformed into a funky house number with delicious bass plucks and an infectious rhythm. Trying to keep your feet still listening to this will no doubt prove a fruitless endeavor.
“So stoked for people to hear these! I’ve never had remixes of my songs before so wasn’t sure how I’d feel but Le Youth and Viceroy created amazing new takes on my songs that I’m SO thrilled about. They both feel perfect for summer too! And just in time for my summer headline tour that starts this week!” – Tessa Violet
Check out both remixes below and listen to the full EP here.