Lana Del Rey Releases 'Chemtrails Over The Country Club'
By Katrina Nattress
March 19, 2021
After teasing her new album for almost a year, Lana Del Rey has finally gifted fans with Chemtrails Over The Country Club.
While promoting her seventh album, the singer-songwriter once again found herself under scrutiny, this time for the cover artwork: a black-and-white photo of LDR and a group of women congregated around a table laughing. After receiving backlash, she quickly defended herself.
"As it happens when it comes to my amazing friends and this cover yes there are people of color on this records [sic] picture and that’s all I’ll say about that,” she wrote at the time, noting some of the women are “my beautiful friend Valerie from Del Rio Mexico, my dearest friend Alex and my gorgeous friend Dakota Rain as well as my sweetheart Tatiana. These are my friends this is my life. We are all a beautiful mix of everything- some more than others which is visible and celebrated in everything I do. In 11 years working I have always been extremely inclusive without even trying to.”
“My best friends are rappers my boyfriends have been rappers," the singer added. "My dearest friends have been from all over the place, so before you make comments again about a WOC/POC issue...I’m literally changing the world by putting my life and thoughts and love out there on the table 24 seven. Respect it.”
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