Five Calm Melodies While Reading: Lil Nas X Edition

Enjoy these five calm melodies from the album ‘Montero’ by Lil Nas X!

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Lil Nas X’s new album Montero has been on the number one album in the world since its release on September 17. Ever since hi’s music video Call Me By Your Name was released, there has been some controversy; however, Lil Nas X fans have increased because of his self-expression and authenticity. With music videos for Sun Goes Down, Industry Baby, and That’s What I Want, he has pushed the boundary with his self-expression and who he is as an artist.

Lil Nas X won three VMA Awards for Video of the Year, Best Visual Effects, and Best Direction

Here are five songs from the album that have calm melodies to listen to while reading.


1. Dead Right Now

The sound of trumpets and women “oooh” sets the tone for the song. Even Lil Nas X’s back and forth of singing and rapping is a good combination that isn’t overwhelming. Especially the part where he says “Hallelujah, how you doin?”

2. Tales of Dominica

This song has a beautiful melody of a guitar of some sort. There is also drums that mix into the beat as the song continues into the chorus. Based on the title of the song I can assume that these instruments can be of origin in the Dominica, an island in the eastern Caribbean sea.

3. One of Me Ft. Elton John

Elton John’s piano playing brings this theatrical vibe to the song. Even when Lil Nas X begins to rap his deepful lyrics, the faintest sound of the piano compliments the song.

4. Life After Salem

A dark vibe song that has some rock and roll. The rock guitar is the center of this entire song. The small guitar strokes as Lil Nas X casually sings and talks his lyrics.

5. Am I Dreaming Ft. Miley Cyrus

Lil Nas X consistently uses guitar for his songs in this album. This entire song showcases the guitar in different chords. Along with Miley Cyrus and Lil Nas X harmonizing, it’s a soothing experience to have in your ears while reading a dramatic scene in a novel.

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