Lana Del Rey’s “Chemtrails over the Country Club”


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The poster for the album “Chemtrails over the Country Club.”

Alyssa Greer , Journalist

A picture of Lana Del Rey

Lana Del Rey, famous American singer and songwriter, has released her new album, “Chemtrails over the Country Club.” This will mark the 7th of Del Rey’s studio released albums, and will be taking a slightly different direction compared to the sound of her usual music.

Her album has taken on a sound straying into folk and country, especially compared to her other albums, however, Del Rey has said to be content with this album, and puts confidence into it.

When comparing this album to her previous, Del Rey has stated in an interview, “I’ve been really stressed about this album. From the top, we knew what Norman was. But with Chemtrials, it was like, ‘Is this new folk? Oh God are we going country?’ Now that it’s done I feel really good about it, and I think a defining moment for this album will be ‘White Dress/Waitress.”

Del Rey has charted her way up the billboard several times throughout her music career, with this album proving to be no exception. “Chemtrails over the Country Club” has been ranked 2nd on the billboard 200, said to have moved up 75,000 units.

Her album features Weyes Blood and Zella Day in her song “For Free,” and Nikki Lane in her song “Breaking up slowly.” Some songs on this album include, “White Dress,” “Wild at Heart,” “Dark But Just a Game,” “Not All Who Wander Are Lost,” and “Dance Till We Die.”

The album focuses on her struggle with fame, and a yearning to escape from it throughout the songs, making various lyrics that reference earlier times in her life before her celebrity status.

Although this new album carries a sound of folk and country, it still has the themes that Del Rey has focused on throughout all her albums. Her songs are often called melodramatic romance. Her songs tend to focus on relationships but incorporate the sound of melancholy in her music.

Lana Del Rey in her album “Chemtrails over the Country Club.”

Del Rey has experimented with her sound often in her career, and a good example of her experimentation takes place in this album. While there is of course the country theme, Del Rey also experiments in one of the songs on her album by having her voice fed through Auto-Tune and vocal processors, changing the style of the song.

Del Rey has made several hits throughout her career earning her the title of celebrity and of fame, with “Chemtrails over the Country Club” proving to be no exception.