Lana Del Rey’s latest album “Chemtrails Over the Country Club” was released on Mar. 19, making it her seventh studio album and one to remember. The album as a whole is one extremely true to Lana and her brand. There is the perfect range of the classic whimsical slow tempo songs that we are used to hearing from Lana, to more folk styled lyricism that hone in on her storytelling abilities as a songwriter.
This album was something all new for Lana that ventured away from her traditional writing style. Her brand has always been described as indie or dream pop. However, Chemtrails looks beyond the glitz and glamour of her Old Hollywood aesthetic and reveals the truth behind Lana’s idea of fame.
Chemtrails looks beyond the glitz and glamour of her Old Hollywood aesthetic and reveals the truth behind Lana’s idea of fame
With songs such as “White Dress” and “Let Me Love You Like A Woman” exploring themes of money and fame and the desire to escape it all and go back to a simpler life before stardom, Lana reveals the darkness behind the spotlight that she has shied away from for so long. Lana used this album as a way to strip back her facade and show a much more authentic and raw version of herself.
Lana used this album as a way to strip back her facade and show a much more authentic and raw version of herself
Although the album did have some songs that were harder to get through than others and some parts that seemed all too similar with her old music such as “Breaking Up Slowly” and “Dance Till We Die,” it was overall a branching out album that showcased some of her most delicate music yet. Lana was able to incorporate her trademark sound of romantic, airy vocals with a new powerful, emotion packed writing style that perfectly incorporated the old with the new making for one strikingly memorable album.
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