In an interview with Rolling Stone promoting his new Raconteurs album, Jack gave this glowing response when asked about his thoughts on the viral hit. He even managed, impressively, to pivot his answer into praise for one of his own singles.
"It's beautiful. The song is only a minute and 47 seconds long or something — that's how long 'Fell in Love With a Girl' was. People said, 'They're not going to play that on radio.' But it worked, and it's great that it's happening again."
Given that Jack appreciates "Old Town Road"s elegant futuristic meme-like brevity, it's slightly confusing that in practically the same breath as praising Lil Nas X, he says he loves what Twenty One Pilots are doing and calls Greta Van Fleet "exciting." Then again, Jack is very talented in the art of making good and bad points simultaneously.