It seems like fans are about to get their most intimate look at Lil Nas X’s life and work yet, as the musician is releasing a documentary about his first world tour. Per a press release, “Lil Nas X: Long Live Montero” will officially premiere at the Toronto Film Festival this September.
The artist will introduce the film at the festival alongside directors Carlos López Estrada and Zac Manuel, who filmed the tour over 60 days while also interviewing Lil Nas X about his career trajectory, his experiences on the road, and his journey to find his place in the music industry as a Black, queer artist. “‘Lil Nas X: Long Live Montero’ is a triumphant ode to the extraordinary power of self-expression, music and identity,” Toronto Film Festival CEO Cameron Bailey said. “In this groundbreaking documentary, we witness Lil Nas X challenging boundaries and reshaping the artistic landscape. The film’s captivating journey underscores the profound impact of Lil Nas X, who fearlessly brings audiences together through the universal language of music. We are thrilled to host Lil Nas X at TIFF this year.”
The track “Montero (Call Me by Your Name)” was released in March 2021, and Lil Nas X’s debut album “Montero” dropped that September. In October 2022, the artist opened up to POPSUGAR about his experiences on the road. “It’s been the best time of my life,” he said. “Definitely a big growing period for me, moving around so much every night. It’s been so dope. Leaving a concert and seeing people waiting for you, I’m like, ‘Are you guys waiting for me?'”