Lana Del Rey has released her sixth album Chemtrails Over the Country Club, despite a tumultuous past year. The controversial singer was expected to drop the project in early September 2020, but was forced to push it back because of production delays caused by the pandemic.
Del Rey kept fans satisfied with a couple of single releases, however, during the following months: the album’s title track and “Let Me Love You like a Woman,” both of which were produced by her frequent collaborator Jack Antonoff, were released to tease album anticipation.
Antonoff, who also worked on Norman Fucking Rockwell!, produced all but one song on Del Rey's new album, and co-wrote most of the songs, too. On top of that, Antonoff plays just about every instrument on the record, acting as one-man studio band.
Chemtrails Over the Country Club drops amid a slew of controversies that Del Rey has involved herself in, including wearing a mesh mask and singling out successful Black and female artists for "idolizing abuse" — something Del Rey has been accused of herself. With her newest album, Del Rey will see whether fans are willing to forgive and forget — or if they're holding her accountable. If you're inclined, listen to Chemtrails Over the Country Club below, and let us know what you think.