Lil Nas X drops his highly-anticipated new song “Panini,” the follow-up track to his massively huge hit record “Old Town Road” featuring Billy Rae Cyrus. The record, which is off his debut 7 EP, premiered on Zane Lowe’s World Record on Beats 1 on Apple Music today (June 20). “Panini,” which is produced by Take A Daytrip, references a character from the popular Cartoon Network TV Series, Chowder.
One interesting note that was pointed out by Pitchfork, was that Kurt Cobain is listed among the song’s credits. For the chorus, it was later revealed by Nas X in his interview with Zane Lowe that he accidentally interpolated Nirvana’s “In Bloom” when writing the record.
“Like a lot of songs will even come to me like I’m sleeping or something,” he explained on World Record on Beats 1. “Be Like a melody and I’m like, wow, that’s fly. But the craziest things about ‘Panini,’ is it introduced me to Nirvana’s album Nevermind. It’s like I always seen the cover but I never actually listened to it. And people was like, wow he sampled Nirvana. I was like, no. It’s like I didn’t realize I was using almost the exact same melody. I’ve been listening to it a lot lately actually.”
He also gave insight on his upcoming EP and his upcoming shows