John Mayer busts out the six-string for "Old Town Road."
The legend of the "Old Town Road" continues to flourish. Following the official country co-sign from Billy Ray Cyrus, Lil Nas X's crossover hit has transcended mere meme-glory, becoming a full-blown hit in the process. Now, the occasionally (emphasis on occasionally) hip-hop adjacent John Mayer has decided to add his take, linking up with Lil Nas for an acoustic rendition of the breakout single.
The jam session transpired during an IG Live session, which found Mayer holding it down on the six-string for a stripped-down rendition. Sans trap production, the country-skeleton is revealed in full, as evidenced by Lil Nas X's own sincere vocal performance. Vocally, Mayer sits the track out, though his presence remains felt all the same; it's not the first time he's collaborated with a rapper, and it won't be the last.
What do you think of this take on "Old Town Road?" Should Lil Nas X experiment further down this stylistic lane? At this point, it feels strange for him to dive into fully-blown trap, but stranger things have happened.