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During a mini cookout I had with my friends recently, C7osure (You Like) by Lil Nas X was playing in the background at some point. This Lil Nas X track is already one of my favorites of the month, but after the cookout, I realized that it would be perfect for the picnic playlist. In the song, Lil Nas X expresses his desire to look out for his own interests and grow into the best version of himself.

"Ain't no more actin', man, that forecast say I should just let me grow / No more red light for me, baby, only green, I gotta go / Pack my past up in the back, oh, let my future take ahold / This is what I gotta do, can't be regrettin' when I'm old."

In addition, Lil Nas couples this positive message with great melodies and vocals that convey his emotions. The production done by Allen Ritter and Boi-1da is simple enough to give the spotlight to Lil Nas's lyrics while still acting as a pleasant backdrop. Specifically, the straightforward drum pattern coupled with the mellow keyboard makes for a chill instrumental that is perfect for a picnic. On Twitter, Lil Nas X used this song to come out on the last day of pride month. Lil Nas told his followers to listen closely to C7osure (You Like). With this knowledge, the message of the song is clearer and the theme of freedom could definitely be interpreted as Nas wanting to express his homosexuality without boundaries. Overall, this brilliant song is perfect for a summer picnic and proves that Lil Nas X is far from a one-hit wonder.

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About The Curator - Mussie Fitsum

Mussie Fitsum - Music to Curator

I am a student at the University of Maryland, College Park where I am studying Criminal Justice and Criminology with a minor in International Development and Conflict Management. After college, I want to get my law degree and practice criminal law. I am also a big music lover that listens to r&b, hip-hop, rock, reggae, and pop. But, I am also trying to expand my taste in music as much as I can to appreciate the different amount of genres out there. I also started a music blog in August 2018; so if you like reading interesting takes on music and concert opinions, then give it a glance.

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