Lil Nas X has released four remixes of his annoyingly catchy hit song “Old Town Road” so far and they’ve all been hits so far. There’s only so many times you can hear a single song but it appears the rapper has saved the best for last because he’s decided to rope in BTS’ RM for the ride.
Titled “Seoul Town Road” (geddit? Because RM is from South Korea and…yeah), this new remix features RM sharing vocals with Lil Nas X and the end result is… weirdly good?
While the hook and Lil Nas X’s vocals are basically untouched, the addition of RM’s rapping and the stripped down ukulele bits actually breathe new life into the song.
To be honest, the original version of “Old Town Road” is listenable but nothing spectacular. However, the addition of RM and different instrumentation elevates “Seoul Town Road” to around the “hey this is pretty good” territory, making it the unofficial best collab of 2019 by virtue of how much the remix improved upon the original.
This also virtually guarantees that Lil Nas X will nab that coveted record of having the most consecutive weeks at No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart with “Old Town Road”, which is currently sitting at 16 weeks (and counting).
Many props to Lil Nas X for being a shrewd businessman in lining this remix up because everyone is simply itching for a collab with BTS right now, regardless of whether it’s with the entire group or just one member.
With five versions of the song now under his belt, there’s surely no way Lil Nas X can possibly top “Seoul Town Road”. Hell, even he seems to realise it as he promised on Twitter that this will be the last remix.
We’ll believe you for now Lil Nas X. At least until the rest of BTS or BLACKPINK come calling.