After a whirlwind week for the 21-year old rapper and musician following the release of his highly anticipated, highly iconic new single/music video, Montero (Call Me By Your Name), The original creator of the cult queer novel has come forth to stan. While the girls the gays and the they's went bezerk and right-wing conservatives were less than pleased at Nas X's biblical reference-heavy, horny music video, we are imagining Aciman sitting on an upholstered couch singing "I'm not fazed, only here to sin, If Eve ain't in your garden, you know that you can call me when you want", and we are living.
A newly surfaced exchange reveals that Aciman shared his thoughts on the new track, which title shares the name of his most noteworthy novel, and the adapted film by Luca Guadagnino starring internet softboi Timothée Chalamet. “If Call Me by Your Name had even the slightest influence on Lil Nas X's music, then that's beyond anything I could have ever imagined or hoped for,” Aciman told Them over email. “It's gratifying, it’s humbling, and it reminds me that how others relate to and interpret this novel is often more meaningful than the actual words on the page.”
In an absolutely wondrous addition, he also revealed that he's been a long term fan of Lil Nas X, and discovered his viral track Old Town Road via multiple trips to the gym, which he then used his son as a human Shazam to find the name of. “I called to ask him about this song that I kept hearing at the gym,” Aciman said. “I wanted to download it on Spotify. After a series of bad imitations and descriptions, he was finally able to figure out what I was talking about: ‘Old Town Road.’” Dad vibes only!!