Chemtrails over the Country Club

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Chemtrails over the Country Club
Lana Del Rey - Chemtrails over the Country Club.png
Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 19, 2021 (2021-03-19)
Recorded
  • August 2019 - February 2020 [1]
StudioConway Recording Studios
Length45:22
Label
Producer
Lana Del Rey chronology
Violet Bent Backwards over the Grass
(2020)
Chemtrails over the Country Club
(2021)
Singles from Chemtrails over the Country Club
  1. "Let Me Love You like a Woman"
    Released: October 16, 2020
  2. "Chemtrails over the Country Club"
    Released: January 11, 2021

Chemtrails over the Country Club is the upcoming seventh studio album by American singer-songwriter Lana Del Rey. It is currently set to be released on March 19, 2021 by Interscope Records and Polydor Records.[3]

Background[edit]

On August 30, 2019, the release day of her sixth studio album Norman Fucking Rockwell!, Del Rey announced that she had already begun work on her follow-up album,[4] revealing the title to be White Hot Forever.[5] The album was scheduled for release on September 5, 2020, but was postponed because of production delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[3][6]

On May 25, 2020, she posted a series of videos in which she announced the new title of the album to be Chemtrails over the Country Club.[7]

On September 1, 2020, Del Rey took to Instagram to post a video of her on set filming the visual for the album's title track, while also revealing another song, "Let Me Love You like a Woman", which was released on October 16, 2020, preceding the album. She further stated that the album would be released "soon".[8]

On October 3, 2020, it was revealed that Chemtrails over the Country Club was delayed due to vinyl production issues and uncertainty of the song "Dealer" being included on the album.[6][9][10] The song was confirmed to be removed as the final tracklist was revealed.[11]

In December 2020, Del Rey had her first television performance in the U.S 9 years on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.[12] She presented a pre-recorded performance of her single "Let Me Love You like a Woman", which was released almost two months prior to the performance. A few days later, she performed "Silent Night" alongside "Let Me Love You like a Woman" at the Ally Coalition's annual Twitch talent show.

The eighth track on the album, "Yosemite" was originally intended to be a part of Del Rey's fifth studio album, Lust for Life; however, in a 2017 interview with Zane Lowe, Del Rey stated the track was excluded from the record because "the song was too happy; we're not there yet." She decided to re-record the song and revised the instrumentation and production in order to fit the mood of Chemtrails Over the Country Club. [13]

Release and promotion[edit]

On December 22, 2020, Del Rey released a teaser video of the title track. At the end of the video, it was revealed that the single and the pre-order for the album would be coming on January 11, 2021.[14]

On January 10, 2021, before the title track release, Del Rey posted the cover art and tracklist for the album.[11] She also left an Instagram comment elaborating on the cover art and preemptively responding to expected criticism about the diversity of the group of people it depicts.[15] On January 11, Target and HMV revealed an exclusive edition of the record,[16][17] along with an alternate cover art photographed by Neil Krug.[18]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks are written by Lana Del Rey and Jack Antonoff, except where noted.

Chemtrails over the Country Club track listing
No.TitleProducer(s)Length
1."White Dress" 5:33
2."Chemtrails over the Country Club"
  • Antonoff
  • Del Rey
4:31
3."Tulsa Jesus Freak" 3:35
4."Let Me Love You like a Woman"Antonoff3:21
5."Wild at Heart" 4:06
6."Dark but Just a Game" 3:55
7."Not All Who Wander Are Lost" 4:07
8."Yosemite" (Del Rey, Rick Nowels) 5:04
9."Breaking Up Slowly" (Del Rey, Nikki Lane) 2:57
10."Dance Till We Die" 4:03
11."For Free" (Joni Mitchell) 4:11
Total length:45:22

Personnel[edit]

Adapted from the album's track listing.

Musicians[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Renshaw, David (August 30, 2019). "Lana Del Rey says she's started writing her next album, 'White Hot Forever'". The Fader. Retrieved May 25, 2020.
  2. ^ Rettig, James (January 11, 2021). "Lana Del Rey - "Chemtrails Over The Country Club"". Stereogum. Retrieved January 12, 2021.
  3. ^ a b Moore, Sam (May 26, 2020). "Lana Del Rey announces 'Chemtrails Over The Country Club' as her new album title". NME. Retrieved June 1, 2020.
  4. ^ Krol, Charlotte (August 30, 2019). "Lana Del Rey has already started writing her next album White Hot Forever". NME. Retrieved June 1, 2020.
  5. ^ Schatz, Lake (August 30, 2019). "Lana Del Rey already prepping new album, White Hot Forever, for 2020 release". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved May 25, 2020.
  6. ^ a b Johnson, Josh. "Lana Del Rey shares Election Day album update from a Denny's - Music News - ABC News Radio". ABC News Radio. Retrieved January 11, 2021.
  7. ^ "Nobody gets to tell your story". Retrieved May 25, 2020 – via Instagram.
  8. ^ Spin staff (September 1, 2020). "Lana Del Rey Announces New Album Chemtrails Over the Country Club". Spin. Retrieved September 1, 2020.CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)
  9. ^ "Here's all we know about Lana Del Rey's forthcoming album". Wonderland. December 23, 2020. Retrieved January 11, 2021.
  10. ^ Curto, Justin (September 8, 2020). "Lana Del Rey, 6-Time Grammy Nominee, Says She 'Will Die an Underdog'". Vulture. Archived from the original on September 18, 2020. Retrieved January 11, 2021.
  11. ^ a b Langford, Jackson (January 10, 2021). "Lana Del Rey shares album artwork and tracklist for 'Chemtrails Over The Country Club' | NME". NME. Retrieved January 11, 2021.
  12. ^ Sanchez, Gabrielle (December 15, 2020). "Lana Del Rey Returns for Her First Television Performance in 9 Years". Vulture. Retrieved December 15, 2020.
  13. ^ "Lana Del Rey Beats 1 Zane Lowe Interview, July 12th, 2017". YouTube. July 12, 2017. Retrieved January 11, 2021.
  14. ^ "Instagram video by Lana Del Rey". December 22, 2020. Retrieved January 8, 2021 – via Instagram.
  15. ^ "Lana Del Rey explains 'Chemtrails Over The Country Club' album cover: "We are all a beautiful mix of everything" | NME". NME. January 11, 2021. Retrieved January 11, 2021.
  16. ^ "Chemtrails Over the Country Club (hmv Exclusive) Red Vinyl". January 11, 2021.
  17. ^ "Lana Del Rey - Chemtrails Over the Country Club (Target Exclusive, Vinyl)". Target. Retrieved January 12, 2021.
  18. ^ "Neil Krug on Instagram: "New work with @lanadelrey 🖤"". Retrieved January 13, 2021 – via Instagram.