Single Review: Lana Del Rey – Chemtrails over the Country Club

Lana Del Rey announces March release for album and drops title track

Lana Del Rey was initially planning to drop her sixth album Chemtrails Over The Country Club in September last year, but she decided to postpone the release because she wasn’t completely satisfied with the record yet. By the time she was, vinyls couldn’t be produced as a result of Covid-19 restrictions so she decided to wait until March. Now we know the collection of eleven tracks will be out on the 19th of March and we already get to play the title track.

Del Rey kicked off the album campaign last year with the release of first single ‘Let Me Love You Like A Woman’, which was classy enough, but a bit uneventful. She majorly steps things up with ‘Chemtrails Over The Country Club’. We already knew she could work magic together with Jack Antonoff and they did exactly that on this one. From the first moment on, the chorus hook draws you in and Del Rey’s compelling vocals and lyrics won’t let go after.

The song is a slow burner with a very cautious build up that sees Del Rey explore the edges on her vocals while the track ends with a drum solo. There is something soothing and rousing about this song, all at the same time. The way the chorus kicks in gives a little chill every time! The music video, in which Lana drives a flying car and goes wolf wild with her girlfriends, is up to her standards as well.

Having said that, it would be great if she could leave out the defensive and tone deaf statements about race (‘My best friends are and boyfriends have been rappers’ is not it) for the rest of this campaign (or forever preferably), because it isn’t doing her (or anyone for that matter) any favours and only makes it harder to appreciate this otherwise flawless release.

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