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'''''Chemtrails Over the Country Club''''' is the seventh studio album and sixth major-label studio album by [[Lana Del Rey]]. It was officially released worldwide on March 19, 2021.
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== Background ==
 
Del Rey first revealed that she had been working on a new record on August 30, 2019, the release date of ''[[Norman Fucking Rockwell! (album)|Norman Fucking Rockwell!]]'', in an interview with Al Horner for ''The Times''. In the interview, she announced that the title of the project would be ''White Hot Forever'' and explained that parts of the album had already been written. Del Rey estimated that the record would most likely be released within 12 to 13 months of the interview, in 2020, as a surprise release.<ref>[https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/lana-del-rey-interview-trump-is-hurting-people-and-encouraging-violence-h5q9cxzsd Lana Del Rey: ‘Trump’s personality problem is hurting people and encouraging violence’]</ref> Del Rey also revealed that the record would sound similar to her previous album, ''Norman Fucking Rockwell!''.
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On November 6, 2019, a fan posted to Reddit that Del Rey had told her ''White Hot Forever'' may not be the album title. These claims were later proven true revealed to be true in a video posted by Del Rey to her instagram on May 25, 2020, where she announced the new title ''Chemtrails over the Country Club''.<ref>[https://www.instagram.com/p/CAmxUDpgO8Y/ Lana Del Rey (2020) ''Nobody gets to tell your story''. Instagram. Posted: May 25, 2020. Accessed January 11, 2021.]</ref>
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On August 6, 2020 Del Rey posted a snippet of the track "[[Tulsa Jesus Freak (song)|Tulsa Jesus Freak]]" to her Instagram. She later archived the post but the video remained available on her Facebook page.
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Del Rey announced in an Instagram post that the song "[[Let Me Love You like a Woman (song)|Let Me Love You like a Woman]]" would be released as a single on September 1, 2020. In her announcement, she also mentioned that she and her team are filming a music video for the title track "[[Chemtrails Over the Country Club (song)|Chemtrails Over the Country Club]]". It was shot and directed by BRTHR. Del Rey also tagged [[Neil Krug]], the photographer who worked on the ''[[Ultraviolence (album)|Ultraviolence]]'' cover, in the caption, leading fans to suspect he may be involved in the visuals for the new album.<ref>[https://www.instagram.com/p/CEmyvtdh03d/ Lana Del Rey's announcement]</ref>
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In ''Interview'' magazine, it was revealed that Del Rey produced the entirety of the album along with [[Jack Antonoff]].<ref name="interview">[https://www.interviewmagazine.com/music/who-is-lana-del-rey-jack-antonoff-september-poetry-cover "Who is Lana Del Rey? In conversation with Jack Antonoff". September 8, 2020. Interview Magazine.]</ref> Although later, Del Rey confirmed that [[Zach Dawes]] was a co-producer for the potential track "[[Dealer (song)|Dealer]]".<ref name=":2" />
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On October 22, 2020, Del Rey posted behind-the-scenes footage for a music video to both her Instagram and Twitter accounts.<ref>[https://twitter.com/LanaDelRey/status/1319323133204221954?s=20 Lana Del Rey's post about a music video]</ref> On Instagram, she tagged [[BRTHR]] in the caption. The producer later confirmed on his Instagram story that a music video would be coming soon.
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A teaser of the music video for the title track was posted by Del Rey on December 22, 2020, announcing the song would be released on January 11, 2021, alongside a pre-order for the album.
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''Chemtrails Over the Country Club'' is Del Rey's second album after ''[[Lust for Life (album)|Lust For Life]]'' to include featured artists. These artists include [[Zella Day]], [[Weyes Blood]] and [[Nikki Lane]].
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== Inspiration ==
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In an interview for ''Q Magazine'' during October 2019, Del Rey hinted at the theme of the album saying, “I only think of star signs for the next thing I’m doing.”
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On May 21, 2020, in an Instagram post, Del Rey discussed double standards felt by women in the music industry. She added that the topic had influenced her writing, saying “I’m sure there will be tinges of what I’ve been pondering in my new album”.<ref name=":1" />
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== Artwork ==
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It was rumored that the cover would be shot by [[Neil Krug]], who had previously worked on the ''[[Ultraviolence (album)|Ultraviolence]]'' cover and the shoots for both [[Lust for Life (album)|''Lust for Life'']] and [[Honeymoon (album)|''Honeymoon'']]. When the artwork for the album was revealed, Krug was confirmed to have shot only the HMV exclusive cover. The photographer for the album cover photoshoot and the standard artwork was shot by [[Charlie Grant]]. The back cover was shot by [[Izak Rappaport]].
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== Release and promotion ==
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Del Rey took to Instagram on May 21, 2020 to announce the release date of the album.<ref name=":1">[https://www.instagram.com/p/CAcQPuBJdir/ Del Rey confirms release date of seventh studio album via Instagram]</ref> While the album was originally planned to be released on September 5, 2020, it was pushed back. The announcement came at the end of an Instagram post, in which Del Rey criticized double standards for women in the music industry.
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During a book signing event for the poetry book ''[[Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass (book)|Violet Bent Backwards Over The Grass]]'', on October 2, 2020, Del Rey advised that the album would be released on either December 10, 2020 or January 7, 2021. She explained that the delay was due to the production process of vinyls.<ref name=":2">[https://youtu.be/x1NihLE3wmo Lana Del Rey at the Violet Bent Backwards Over The Grass book signing event. October 2, 2020]</ref>
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On November 4, 2020, during an Instagram livestream, Del Rey said that the production process of the vinyl release would take at least 16 weeks, but the vinyl plant had not opened yet. She advised the production on the vinyls was set to begin on March 2021.<ref>[https://youtu.be/Y1XBmY9wFz8 The November 4, 2020 Instagram live]</ref>
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On December 18, 2020, ten new Shazam entries were discovered on Del Rey's profile, including Joni Mitchell cover "[[For Free (song)|For Free]]". The Shazam links were later deactivated, but gave an indication of the tracks that were expected to appear on the record.
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On January 10, 2021, Del Rey announced the official track list, and revealed the album cover and back cover, on her social media accounts. The following day, the album release date of March 19 was announced via the description of the music video for "[[Chemtrails Over the Country Club (song)|Chemtrails Over the Country Club]]".
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On March 9, 2021, 10 days prior to the album's release, the album leaked in its entirety online.
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The album was officially released worldwide on all platforms on March 19, 2021.
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== Singles ==
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The album's first single titled "[[Let Me Love You like a Woman (song)|Let Me Love You like a Woman]]" was released worldwide on October 16, 2020. The lead single from the record [[Chemtrails Over the Country Club (song)|''Chemtrails Over the Country Club'']] was released on January 11, 2021. That same day, Del Rey confirmed in a BBC One interview that the third single would be titled "[[White Dress (song)|White Dress]]" and it was released on March 19, 2021. On March 26, 2021, "[[Tulsa Jesus Freak (song)|Tulsa Jesus Freak]]" was added to BBC Radio 1 Playlist, being the first song of the era sent to radio and the first since "[[Doin' Time (song)|Doin' Time]]".
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==Critical reception==
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| MC = 81/100<ref name="MC">{{cite web|url=https://www.metacritic.com/music/chemtrails-over-the-country-club/lana-del-rey|publisher=Metacritic|title=Chemtrails Over the Country Club by Lana Del Rey Tracks and Reviews|access-date=March 18, 2021}}</ref>
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| rev1 = AllMusic
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| rev1score = {{Rating|4|5}}<ref name="allmusic">{{cite web|last=Thomas|first=Fred|url=https://www.allmusic.com/album/chemtrails-over-the-country-club-mw0003471467|title=Chemtrails over the Country Club – Lana Del Rey {{!}} Songs, Reviews, Credits|publisher=AllMusic|access-date=March 19, 2021}}</ref>
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| rev2 = ''Beats Per Minute (website)|Beats Per Minute''
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| rev2score = 70%<ref name="BPM">{{cite web|url=https://beatsperminute.com/album-review-lana-del-rey-chemtrails-over-the-country-club/|title=BPM Review|website=Beats Per Minute|last=Sentz|first=Tim|date=March 19, 2021|accessdate=March 19, 2021}}</ref>
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| rev3 = ''NME''
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| rev3score = {{Rating|5|5}}<ref name="NME">{{cite web|last=Daly|first=Rhian|url=https://www.nme.com/?p=2903294|title=Lana Del Rey – ‘Chemtrails Over The Country Club' review: a sublime statement|website=NME|date=March 18, 2021 |access-date=March 18, 2021}}</ref>
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| rev4 = ''Pitchfork''
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| rev4score = 7.5/10<ref name="Pitchfork">{{cite web|last=Tavakoli|first=Mina|url=https://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/lana-del-rey-chemtrails-over-the-country-club/|title=Lana Del Rey: Chemtrails Over the Country Club |website=Pitchfork|date=March 19, 2021 |access-date=March 19, 2021}}</ref>
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| rev5 = ''The Guardian''
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| rev5score = {{rating|3|5}}<ref name="The Guardian">{{cite web|last=Petridis|first=Alexis||url=https://www.theguardian.com/music/2021/mar/19/lana-del-rey-chemtrails-over-the-country-club-review|title=Lana Del Rey: Chemtrails Over the Country Club review – the same old love story|website=The Guardian|date=March 19, 2021|access-date=March 19, 2021}}</ref>
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| rev6 = ''The Times''
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| rev6score = {{Rating|4|5}}<ref name="The Times">{{cite web|last=Hodgkinson|first=Will|url=https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/lana-del-rey-chemtrails-over-the-country-club-review-the-artist-launches-her-best-image-yet-herself-h0jszvjgf|title=Lana Del Rey: Chemtrails Over the Country Club review — the artist launches her best image yet. Herself|website=The Times|date=March 18, 2021 |access-date=March 18, 2021}}</ref>
 
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''Chemtrails over the Country Club'' received acclaim from music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream publications, the album received an average score of 81 based on 26 reviews, indicating "universal acclaim".
'''''White Hot Forever''''' is the upcoming seventh studio album and sixth major-label album by [[Lana Del Rey]]. The album is set to be released in 2020.
 
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In a review for AllMusic, Fred Thomas stated that "with seventh album ''Chemtrails Over the Country Club'', Del Rey shakes off the cocoon of her slick pop days completely, continuing the nuanced songwriting and hushed perspectives of ''Norman Fucking Rockwell!'' and turning in her most atmospheric set of songs to date."<ref>{{Cite web|last=Thomas|first=Fred|title=Lana Del Rey – Chemtrails Over the Country Club|url=https://www.allmusic.com/album/chemtrails-over-the-country-club-mw0003471467|url-status=live|access-date=March 18, 2021|website=[[AllMusic]]}}</ref> Will Hodgkinson of ''The Times'' assigned the album a rating of 4 out of 5 stars and called it both "beautifully executed" and "thoughtfully realised".<ref name="The Times"/>
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== Tracklist ==
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Lana Del Rey posted the tracklist on January 10th, along with the cover art. The album has 11 tracks, 10 of which are produced by [[Jack Antonoff]] and one which is produced by [[Rick Nowels]].
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{{Track listing
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| title1 = [[White Dress (song)|White Dress]]
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| writer1 = [[Lana Del Rey]], [[Jack Antonoff]]
 
| extra1 = Antonoff, Del Rey
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| length1 = 5:33
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| title2 = [[Chemtrails Over the Country Club (song)|Chemtrails Over the Country Club]]
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| writer2 = Del Rey, Antonoff
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| extra2 = Antonoff, Del Rey
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| length2 = 4:31
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| title3 = [[Tulsa Jesus Freak (song)|Tulsa Jesus Freak]]
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| writer3 = Del Rey, Antonoff
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| extra3 = Antonoff, Del Rey
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| length3 = 3:35
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| title4 = [[Let Me Love You like a Woman (song)|Let Me Love You like a Woman]]
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| writer4 = Del Rey, Antonoff
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| extra4 = Antonoff, Del Rey
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| length4 = 3:20
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| title5 = [[Wild at Heart (song)|Wild at Heart]]
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| writer5 = Del Rey, Antonoff
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| extra5 = Antonoff, Del Rey
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| length5 = 4:06
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| title6 = [[Dark But Just a Game (song)|Dark But Just a Game]]
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| writer6 = Del Rey, Antonoff
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| extra6 = Antonoff, Del Rey
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| length6 = 3:55
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| title7 = [[Not All Who Wander Are Lost (song)|Not All Who Wander Are Lost]]
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| writer7 = Del Rey, Antonoff
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| extra7 = Antonoff, Del Rey
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| length7 = 4:07
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| title8 = [[Yosemite (song)|Yosemite]]
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| writer8 = Del Rey, [[Rick Nowels]]
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| extra8 = Nowels
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| length8 = 5:04
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| title9 = [[Breaking Up Slowly (song)|Breaking Up Slowly]]
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| note9 = featuring [[Nikki Lane]]
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| writer9 = Del Rey, Lane
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| extra9 = Antonoff, Del Rey
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| length9 = 2:57
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| title10 = [[Dance Till We Die (song)|Dance Till We Die]]
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| writer10 = Del Rey, Antonoff
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| extra10 = Antonoff, Del Rey
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| length10 = 4:03
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| title11 = [[For Free (song)|For Free]]
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| note11 = featuring [[Weyes Blood]] & [[Zella Day]]
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| writer11 = Joni Mitchell
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| extra11 = Antonoff, Del Rey
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| length11 = 4:11
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=== Original tracklist ===
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:''You can find the full Chemtrails Over the Country Club outtake list [[:Category:Chemtrails Over the Country Club outtakes|here]].''
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On May 16, 2021, a user on Reddit posted a photo of a page ripped from one of Del Rey's sketchbooks on display at Electric Lady Studios, where the album was partially recorded, with an early draft of the tracklisting. Some song titles were shortened or were changed before official release.<ref>[https://www.reddit.com/r/lanadelrey/comments/ndskhv/i_have_a_friend_who_works_at_a_certain_studio_and angelwitprblmz. "I have a friend who works at a certain studio and she sent me this. Peep an unreleased track and some alternate song titles + tracklisting." ''Reddit''. Date accessed: May 18, 2021]</ref>
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# ''Chem Trails Over the Country Club''
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# ''Let Me Luv You Like a Woman''
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# ''It's Dark but Just a Game''
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# '''-'''
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# ''White Hot Forever''
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# ''Waitress''
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# ''Dance Till We Die''
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# ''Loved You Then and Now''
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# '''-'''
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# ''Wild Wild at Heart ♡''
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# ''For Free''
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"Loved You Then and Now" is a working title for "Rock Candy Sweet".{{Speculation|name=Eclipse|link=https://https://www.instagram.com/p/CO-Xj6_gihP/?utm_medium=copy_link}}
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In an interview with Jack Antonoff, Del Rey discussed including "[[Dealer (song)|Dealer]]" on the album.<ref name="interview" /> She later told a fan that it was tentatively being included as track 8.<ref name=":2" /> However, the song was ultimately not released.
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==Personnel==
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===Performance Credits===
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* [[Lana Del Rey|Lana Del Rey]] — vocals, backing vocals (all tracks)
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* [[Nikki Lane]] — vocals (track 9)
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* [[Weyes Blood]] — vocals (track 11)
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* [[Zella Day]] — vocals (track 11)
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===Instruments===
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* Aaron Sterling — drums, bongos, tambourine (track 8)
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* [[Dan Heath|Daniel Heath]] — strings (track 2)
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*[[Evan Smith]] — horns (tracks 2, 10), brass band (tracks 5, 11)
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* [[Jack Antonoff]] — 12-string acoustic guitar (tracks 2, 5, 6, 7), acoustic guitar (track 4), bass (tracks 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 9, 11), drums (tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10), guitar (tracks 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 11), Hammond B3 (track 4), keyboards (track 2), mellotron (tracks 2, 5, 6, 10,11), organ (track 7), percussion (tracks 3, 4, 6), piano (tracks 1, 2, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11), programming (track 4), rhodes (track 10), slide guitar (track 4), strings (track 3), synthesizer (tracks 3, 5, 6)
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*[[Mikey Freedom Hart]] — pedal steel (track 9)
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* [[Rick Nowels]] — bass guitar, acoustic guitar, keyboards, bass (track 8)
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* [[Trevor Yasuda]] — synthesizer (track 8)
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===Technical and Production===
   
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* [[Dean Reid]] — engineer, mixer (track 8)
==Background==
 
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* Jack Antonoff — producer (all tracks except track 8), mixer (all tracks except track 8)
Del Rey first revealed that she had been working on a new record on August 30, 2019, the release date of ''[[Norman Fucking Rockwell! (album)|Norman Fucking Rockwell!]]'', in an interview with Al Horner for ''The Times''. In the interview, she announced the title of the project, and explained that parts of the album had already been written. Del Rey estimated that the record would most likely be released within 12 to 13 months of the interview, in 2020, as a surprise release.<ref>[https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/lana-del-rey-interview-trump-is-hurting-people-and-encouraging-violence-h5q9cxzsd Lana Del Rey: ‘Trump’s personality problem is hurting people and encouraging violence’]</ref>
 
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* Lana Del Rey — songwriter (all tracks except track 11), producer (all tracks)
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*[[Laura Sisk]] — mixer (all tracks except track 8), engineer (all tracks except track 8)
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* Chris Gehringer — mastering engineer (all tracks)
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* John Christopher Fee — engineer (track 8)
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* John Rooney — assistant recording engineer (all tracks except track 8)
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* Jon Sher — assistant recording engineer (all tracks except track 8)
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* [[Kieron Menzies]] — engineer (track 8), mixer
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* Trevor Yasuda — engineer (track 8)
   
 
==References==
 
==References==
 
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[[Category:Lana Del Rey]]
 
[[Category:Lana Del Rey]]
 
[[Category:Albums]]
 
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[[Category:Studio albums]]
 
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[[Category:Major-label studio albums]]
 
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[[Category:Pages With Speculation]]
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===Notes===
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{{Reflist|group=speculation}}

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Chemtrails over the Country Club (front cover).jpg
Released March 19, 2021
Recorded 2015 - 2016; 2019 - 2020
Length 45:28
Producers Lana Del Rey
Jack Antonoff
Rick Nowels
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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
  3. "White Dress"
    Released: March 19, 2021
  4. "Tulsa Jesus Freak"
    Released: March 26, 2021
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Chemtrails Over the Country Club is the seventh studio album and sixth major-label studio album by Lana Del Rey. It was officially released worldwide on March 19, 2021.

Background[edit | edit source]

Del Rey first revealed that she had been working on a new record on August 30, 2019, the release date of Norman Fucking Rockwell!, in an interview with Al Horner for The Times. In the interview, she announced that the title of the project would be White Hot Forever and explained that parts of the album had already been written. Del Rey estimated that the record would most likely be released within 12 to 13 months of the interview, in 2020, as a surprise release.[1] Del Rey also revealed that the record would sound similar to her previous album, Norman Fucking Rockwell!.

On November 6, 2019, a fan posted to Reddit that Del Rey had told her White Hot Forever may not be the album title. These claims were later proven true revealed to be true in a video posted by Del Rey to her instagram on May 25, 2020, where she announced the new title Chemtrails over the Country Club.[2]

On August 6, 2020 Del Rey posted a snippet of the track "Tulsa Jesus Freak" to her Instagram. She later archived the post but the video remained available on her Facebook page.

Del Rey announced in an Instagram post that the song "Let Me Love You like a Woman" would be released as a single on September 1, 2020. In her announcement, she also mentioned that she and her team are filming a music video for the title track "Chemtrails Over the Country Club". It was shot and directed by BRTHR. Del Rey also tagged Neil Krug, the photographer who worked on the Ultraviolence cover, in the caption, leading fans to suspect he may be involved in the visuals for the new album.[3]

In Interview magazine, it was revealed that Del Rey produced the entirety of the album along with Jack Antonoff.[4] Although later, Del Rey confirmed that Zach Dawes was a co-producer for the potential track "Dealer".[5]

On October 22, 2020, Del Rey posted behind-the-scenes footage for a music video to both her Instagram and Twitter accounts.[6] On Instagram, she tagged BRTHR in the caption. The producer later confirmed on his Instagram story that a music video would be coming soon.

A teaser of the music video for the title track was posted by Del Rey on December 22, 2020, announcing the song would be released on January 11, 2021, alongside a pre-order for the album.

Chemtrails Over the Country Club is Del Rey's second album after Lust For Life to include featured artists. These artists include Zella Day, Weyes Blood and Nikki Lane.

Inspiration[edit | edit source]

In an interview for Q Magazine during October 2019, Del Rey hinted at the theme of the album saying, “I only think of star signs for the next thing I’m doing.”

On May 21, 2020, in an Instagram post, Del Rey discussed double standards felt by women in the music industry. She added that the topic had influenced her writing, saying “I’m sure there will be tinges of what I’ve been pondering in my new album”.[7]

Artwork[edit | edit source]

It was rumored that the cover would be shot by Neil Krug, who had previously worked on the Ultraviolence cover and the shoots for both Lust for Life and Honeymoon. When the artwork for the album was revealed, Krug was confirmed to have shot only the HMV exclusive cover. The photographer for the album cover photoshoot and the standard artwork was shot by Charlie Grant. The back cover was shot by Izak Rappaport.


Release and promotion[edit | edit source]

Del Rey took to Instagram on May 21, 2020 to announce the release date of the album.[7] While the album was originally planned to be released on September 5, 2020, it was pushed back. The announcement came at the end of an Instagram post, in which Del Rey criticized double standards for women in the music industry.

During a book signing event for the poetry book Violet Bent Backwards Over The Grass, on October 2, 2020, Del Rey advised that the album would be released on either December 10, 2020 or January 7, 2021. She explained that the delay was due to the production process of vinyls.[5]

On November 4, 2020, during an Instagram livestream, Del Rey said that the production process of the vinyl release would take at least 16 weeks, but the vinyl plant had not opened yet. She advised the production on the vinyls was set to begin on March 2021.[8]

On December 18, 2020, ten new Shazam entries were discovered on Del Rey's profile, including Joni Mitchell cover "For Free". The Shazam links were later deactivated, but gave an indication of the tracks that were expected to appear on the record.

On January 10, 2021, Del Rey announced the official track list, and revealed the album cover and back cover, on her social media accounts. The following day, the album release date of March 19 was announced via the description of the music video for "Chemtrails Over the Country Club".

On March 9, 2021, 10 days prior to the album's release, the album leaked in its entirety online.

The album was officially released worldwide on all platforms on March 19, 2021.

Singles[edit | edit source]

The album's first single titled "Let Me Love You like a Woman" was released worldwide on October 16, 2020. The lead single from the record Chemtrails Over the Country Club was released on January 11, 2021. That same day, Del Rey confirmed in a BBC One interview that the third single would be titled "White Dress" and it was released on March 19, 2021. On March 26, 2021, "Tulsa Jesus Freak" was added to BBC Radio 1 Playlist, being the first song of the era sent to radio and the first since "Doin' Time".

Critical reception[edit | edit source]

Professional ratings
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Metacritic 81/100[9]
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AllMusic 4/Template:Plural[10]
Beats Per Minute (website) 70%[11]
NME 5/Template:Plural[12]
Pitchfork 7.5/10[13]
The Guardian 3/Template:Plural[14]
The Times 4/Template:Plural[15]

Chemtrails over the Country Club received acclaim from music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream publications, the album received an average score of 81 based on 26 reviews, indicating "universal acclaim".

In a review for AllMusic, Fred Thomas stated that "with seventh album Chemtrails Over the Country Club, Del Rey shakes off the cocoon of her slick pop days completely, continuing the nuanced songwriting and hushed perspectives of Norman Fucking Rockwell! and turning in her most atmospheric set of songs to date."[16] Will Hodgkinson of The Times assigned the album a rating of 4 out of 5 stars and called it both "beautifully executed" and "thoughtfully realised".[15]

Tracklist[edit | edit source]

Lana Del Rey posted the tracklist on January 10th, along with the cover art. The album has 11 tracks, 10 of which are produced by Jack Antonoff and one which is produced by Rick Nowels.

No. TitleWriter(s)Producer(s) Length
1. "White Dress"  Lana Del Rey, Jack AntonoffAntonoff, Del Rey 5:33
2. "Chemtrails Over the Country Club"  Del Rey, AntonoffAntonoff, Del Rey 4:31
3. "Tulsa Jesus Freak"  Del Rey, AntonoffAntonoff, Del Rey 3:35
4. "Let Me Love You like a Woman"  Del Rey, AntonoffAntonoff, Del Rey 3:20
5. "Wild at Heart"  Del Rey, AntonoffAntonoff, Del Rey 4:06
6. "Dark But Just a Game"  Del Rey, AntonoffAntonoff, Del Rey 3:55
7. "Not All Who Wander Are Lost"  Del Rey, AntonoffAntonoff, Del Rey 4:07
8. "Yosemite"  Del Rey, Rick NowelsNowels 5:04
9. "Breaking Up Slowly" (featuring Nikki Lane)Del Rey, LaneAntonoff, Del Rey 2:57
10. "Dance Till We Die"  Del Rey, AntonoffAntonoff, Del Rey 4:03
11. "For Free" (featuring Weyes Blood & Zella Day)Joni MitchellAntonoff, Del Rey 4:11
Total length:
45:28

Original tracklist[edit | edit source]

You can find the full Chemtrails Over the Country Club outtake list here.

On May 16, 2021, a user on Reddit posted a photo of a page ripped from one of Del Rey's sketchbooks on display at Electric Lady Studios, where the album was partially recorded, with an early draft of the tracklisting. Some song titles were shortened or were changed before official release.[17]

  1. Chem Trails Over the Country Club
  2. Let Me Luv You Like a Woman
  3. It's Dark but Just a Game
  4. -
  5. White Hot Forever
  6. Waitress
  7. Dance Till We Die
  8. Loved You Then and Now
  9. -
  10. Wild Wild at Heart ♡
  11. For Free

"Loved You Then and Now" is a working title for "Rock Candy Sweet".[speculation 1]

In an interview with Jack Antonoff, Del Rey discussed including "Dealer" on the album.[4] She later told a fan that it was tentatively being included as track 8.[5] However, the song was ultimately not released.

Personnel[edit | edit source]

Performance Credits[edit | edit source]

Instruments[edit | edit source]

  • Aaron Sterling — drums, bongos, tambourine (track 8)
  • Daniel Heath — strings (track 2)
  • Evan Smith — horns (tracks 2, 10), brass band (tracks 5, 11)
  • Jack Antonoff — 12-string acoustic guitar (tracks 2, 5, 6, 7), acoustic guitar (track 4), bass (tracks 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 9, 11), drums (tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10), guitar (tracks 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 11), Hammond B3 (track 4), keyboards (track 2), mellotron (tracks 2, 5, 6, 10,11), organ (track 7), percussion (tracks 3, 4, 6), piano (tracks 1, 2, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11), programming (track 4), rhodes (track 10), slide guitar (track 4), strings (track 3), synthesizer (tracks 3, 5, 6)
  • Mikey Freedom Hart — pedal steel (track 9)
  • Rick Nowels — bass guitar, acoustic guitar, keyboards, bass (track 8)
  • Trevor Yasuda — synthesizer (track 8)

Technical and Production[edit | edit source]

  • Dean Reid — engineer, mixer (track 8)
  • Jack Antonoff — producer (all tracks except track 8), mixer (all tracks except track 8)
  • Lana Del Rey — songwriter (all tracks except track 11), producer (all tracks)
  • Laura Sisk — mixer (all tracks except track 8), engineer (all tracks except track 8)
  • Chris Gehringer — mastering engineer (all tracks)
  • John Christopher Fee — engineer (track 8)
  • John Rooney — assistant recording engineer (all tracks except track 8)
  • Jon Sher — assistant recording engineer (all tracks except track 8)
  • Kieron Menzies — engineer (track 8), mixer
  • Trevor Yasuda — engineer (track 8)

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Lana Del Rey: ‘Trump’s personality problem is hurting people and encouraging violence’
  2. Lana Del Rey (2020) Nobody gets to tell your story. Instagram. Posted: May 25, 2020. Accessed January 11, 2021.
  3. Lana Del Rey's announcement
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Who is Lana Del Rey? In conversation with Jack Antonoff". September 8, 2020. Interview Magazine.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Lana Del Rey at the Violet Bent Backwards Over The Grass book signing event. October 2, 2020
  6. Lana Del Rey's post about a music video
  7. 7.0 7.1 Del Rey confirms release date of seventh studio album via Instagram
  8. The November 4, 2020 Instagram live
  9. "Chemtrails Over the Country Club by Lana Del Rey Tracks and Reviews". Metacritic. https://www.metacritic.com/music/chemtrails-over-the-country-club/lana-del-rey.
  10. Thomas, Fred. "Chemtrails over the Country Club – Lana Del Rey | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. https://www.allmusic.com/album/chemtrails-over-the-country-club-mw0003471467.
  11. Sentz, Tim (March 19, 2021). "BPM Review". https://beatsperminute.com/album-review-lana-del-rey-chemtrails-over-the-country-club/. Retrieved March 19, 2021.
  12. Daly, Rhian (March 18, 2021). "Lana Del Rey – ‘Chemtrails Over The Country Club' review: a sublime statement". https://www.nme.com/?p=2903294.
  13. Tavakoli, Mina (March 19, 2021). "Lana Del Rey: Chemtrails Over the Country Club". https://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/lana-del-rey-chemtrails-over-the-country-club/.
  14. Petridis, Alexis (March 19, 2021). "Lana Del Rey: Chemtrails Over the Country Club review – the same old love story". https://www.theguardian.com/music/2021/mar/19/lana-del-rey-chemtrails-over-the-country-club-review.
  15. 15.0 15.1 Hodgkinson, Will (March 18, 2021). "Lana Del Rey: Chemtrails Over the Country Club review — the artist launches her best image yet. Herself". https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/lana-del-rey-chemtrails-over-the-country-club-review-the-artist-launches-her-best-image-yet-herself-h0jszvjgf.
  16. Thomas, Fred. "Lana Del Rey – Chemtrails Over the Country Club". https://www.allmusic.com/album/chemtrails-over-the-country-club-mw0003471467.
  17. angelwitprblmz. "I have a friend who works at a certain studio and she sent me this. Peep an unreleased track and some alternate song titles + tracklisting." Reddit. Date accessed: May 18, 2021
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Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. This is speculation and should not be relied upon. It has not been confirmed by any official sources, but has been reported by Eclipse, who is considered a reliable insider by the community.
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