After teasing the track for weeks on social media, Lil Nas jumped on Instagram Thursday (June 20) to share the track with fans as well as preview a few animated snippets of new music.
“WHO READY FOR TONIGHT???,” Lil Nas X wrote in the caption.
Lil Nas recently spoke to Zane Lowe about the process of creating “Panini” explaining, “[It is] the first song I did in a professional studio.”
He also admitted he paid just $20 for the rough mix of his multi-platinum record, “Old Town Road.”
Later, he talked about working with production duo Take A Daytrip and what it’s like being typecast as a country rapper after the success of “Old Town Road.”
“We got another song together (Daytrip) ‘Rodeo’ — like I love how when I went into the studio it wasn’t like an immediate, cause like a lot of people, they hear ‘Old Town Road’ you know, and they think, you know, this is the only thing we want to do. That’s what you think you want, but you don’t know what you want until you hear it,” Lil Nas X said.
“Like a lot of producers, well not a lot, but some of them, I’ll get into there and they’ll play a random guitar loop with Trap drums and its like, it’s not the same thing.”
“Old Town Road” has remained a force on the Billboard Hot 100 charts for the last 11 weeks, making it the longest run on the chart since Drake’s “In My Feelings” took the world by storm between July and September of 2018.
The single currently sits at No. 1 and has been certified 8x-platinum, according to Columbia Records.
Stream “Panini” in its entirety above and be on the lookout for Lil Nas X’s 7 EP on Friday (June 21).