We all know the song Old Town Road by Lil Nas X and the remix of the song featuring Billy Ray Cyrus. The question that may rise after such a huge song is, how can he capitalize on his huge success? Over the past month or two, Lil Nas X started to post snippets of his new songs he’s made as well as asking fans to make his album cover. Which seems like he’s ready to release an album pretty soon. Along with posting his snippets multiple times throughout the past couple of months, he recently posted the same snippets in one post that could, but most likely going to be on the album. The problem with these snippets is that he’s played them for his fans quite a few times over a short period of time.
Snippets are perfectly fine, and his snippets sound amazing. I like how unique they are and how he’s a game changer for the music industry. My issue is, releasing snippets of these songs so frequently could ruin his album. He’s such a good artist, a groundbreaking artist, and those songs have the potential of putting the album on the charts. Yes, we are in a time now where artists get paid for streams/plays through streaming platforms such as Apple Music, Spotify, etc. So releasing the snippets could have no affect on how well his album does or it could. When people release music especially in the previous years of social media, snippets weren’t common (correct me if I’m wrong). If snippets were released, it was by accident which is also called a “leak”. After the pop of Old Town Road and the song being his only song that’s out, I don’t think he understands the power of snippets and what they do. Yes, they get fans excited for the album, but releasing them frequently could make the album seem like we’ve heard it before. Please keep the horses in the back for now and let them roam free when you release your album.
What do you all think? Let me know in the comments!