• "Montero (Call Me by Your Name)" (stylized as "MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)") is a song by American rapper and singer Lil Nas X.
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• First previewed in a Super Bowl LV commercial in February 2021, the song was released on March 26, 2021.
• The song's title is taken from Lil Nas X's first name, while the subtitle is a reference to the 2017 LGBT-themed film of the same name. André Aciman, author of Call Me by Your Name from which the film was adapted, expressed that he was grateful and humbled that Lil Nas X had written a song with the same name as his novel. Lil Nas X later stated the film was one of the first queer movies he had ever seen which felt "very artsy" and made him interested in the concept of "calling somebody by your own name as lovers and trying to keep it between you two", inspiring him to write about it.
• Tying into the music video's theme, Lil Nas X collaborated with art collective MSCHF Product Studio to create 666 individually numbered pairs of Nike Air Max 97 "Satan Shoes" adorned with pentagrams, inverted crosses, and the Bible verse Luke 10:18. They also contain 66 cc (4.0 cu in) of ink mixed with one drop of blood from a member of the MSCHF team in the sole, which was collected over the course of a week. The shoes, which were priced at $1,018 per pair, sold out in under a minute.
March 26, 2021
Hip hop, electropop
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