Ten years ago in 2011, Lana Del Rey hit the alternative music scene with her first major studio album Born to Die. Since then, she has cranked out a handful of successful albums, earning herself the title “Queen of Alternative” from numerous big names in the industry like Rolling Stone, Billboard, and Pitchfork. Tomorrow, she hopes to add to that success, with her seventh studio album, Chemtrails Over the Country Club. Chemtrails has big shoes to fill after her most recent album, Normal F*cking Rockwell (2019), a smashing critical success that received universal acclaim.
I’ve liked Lana’s music for years, though, as her music career has flourished, she has created many social and political controversies; one can’t help but wonder whether, in the last year of tumultuous social change, she will be able to hang onto her success given her troublesome tendency in this regard.
It will be interesting to see if these controversies finally catch up with her, or if she can match her previous success. Either way, I’m looking forward to listening. Chemtrails Over the Country Club will be available on music platforms and in stores tomorrow, March 19.