Lana Del Rey finally drops the music video for “Chemtrails Over The Country Club”.
Lana Del Rey stans, prepare yourself as COTCC is on the horizon.
The singer has finally dropped the video for the title track of her upcoming album, “Chemtrails Over the Country Club”, as well as a new teaser for the album – and it’s a trippy fever dream. Taking us on a ride in her red Cadillac, the singer channels Stepford Wives as she peels back the layers of her false glam lifestyle, ultimately showing us a dark repressed reality. Accompanying the video with news that the long-awaited album will finally be released on March 19th, the singer sent the TL into overdrive with the final artwork and tracklist. Teasing the first track from the album “Let Me Love You Like A Woman” a few weeks ago, the singer revealed that she plans the album to have “American standards and classics”.
What else can we expect from the new album? Let’s go back. If you’re a true Lipster, you may remember the singer’s tweets just a day after the release of 2019’s Norman Fucking Rockwell when we were well and truly in our bags. Rey was fully in the zone, already in the throws of forming her eighth studio album before taking her current one on tour. The project, originally titled White Hot Forever, was slated for release in September this year, but towards the end of March, when Rey began teasing details about the album on her Instagram, she began referring to the project with a newer, and fittingly barmier title instead – Chemtrails Over The Country Club.
In the months that followed she’d go onto reveal some of the album’s hauntingly classic song titles, such as “Let Me Love You Like a Woman”, and “Tulsa Jesus Freak”. After July, however, things went relatively quiet on the project, aside from a teaser visual from BTS of the album’s title track, and when October rolled around with not so much as a single, fans began to grow testy (poetry albums aren’t for everyone I guess). The singer has since confirmed that the September release date isn’t looking likely (what with it being October), citing delays in vinyl production and deliberation on the inclusion of potential track 8 – “Dealer” – as the main reasons for the move.
And our guesses at what exactly we should expect from CTOCC? We’re hedging our bets on some hazy, pastel loving artwork, possibly from Neil Krug who we all know and love from Ultraviolence. Her interview with producer and BFF Jack Antonoff touched on the projects country and new-folk influences, which are sure to be entrancing if his work on T-Swift’sFolklore is anything to go by. We may even get shouty Lana on “Dealer”, a chaotic track proving the singer is totally bonkers, one fan even started a petition, with 15 signee’s so far, for it’s inclusion on the album. If you need any more ideas Lana, please resurrect “Hollywood”, for scientific purposes of course…