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Singer-songwriter Lana Del Ray has finally released her seventh studio album titled "Chemicals Over The Country Club" after months of pushing back the release. In October, she released "Let Me Love You Like a Woman" as the first step ahead of the release. In November, she announced that she would be pushing the project's release back by 16 weeks due to vinyl delays. This is Rey’s follow-up to the epic “Norman Fucking Rockwell!,” from 2019. Again largely produced with Jack Antonoff, “Chemtrails” finds refuge in small towns, in leaving the big city behind. After years of making coastal pop wafting with nostalgia—for old Hollywood, for the cosmopolitan beatnik scene, for Mustangs, horse races, and other such Yankee status symbols—Del Rey now pushes toward the heartland, and her visions of Americana begin to overlap with the musical tradition. On “Tulsa Jesus Freak,” she coos about going back to Arkansas and experiencing backwater romance along the Bible Belt. Over hushed, isolated piano and soft guitar riffs with folk overtones (and a Joni Mitchell cover), one of the more prescient songwriters of our time retreats to a personal hamlet of her own making.

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