Lana Del Rey channels old-school glamor in the video for “Chemtrails Over the Country Club,” the title track of her forthcoming seventh studio album.
The retro visual stars Del Rey as a suburban housewife who cruises through town in a vintage convertible. Later, she hangs out with her girlfriends at the market and throws a party at a mansion where they lounge by the pool and dance in the garden.
But as the music becomes more distorted, the dreamy visual slowly turns into something sinister. As it turns out, Del Rey and her companions are wolves who’ve disguised themselves as women. “I’m on the run with you, my sweet love / There’s nothing wrong contemplating God / Under the chemtrails over the country club,” she sings.
Prior to the music video’s release, the singer shared the album tracklist and cover art on Instagram. The LP, produced by Jack Antonoff, will include the previously released “Let Me Love You Like a Woman.”
In an Instagram comment about the album art, which is a black-and-white photograph of the singer alongside a bevy of women, Del Rey said: “As it happens when it comes to my amazing friends and this cover, yes there are people of color on this record’s picture and that’s all I’ll say about that.”
“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,” she wrote.
Chemtrails Over the Country Club is the follow-up to Del Rey’s critically acclaimed 2019 album, Norman Fucking Rockwell!. In an interview with BBC Radio 1, the singer said her new record is the “first album where I knew what I wanted it to be but I didn’t know if I got there.”
“I think with this album it feels very much like when you’re reaching in a relationship. You’re like beckoning it, like ‘I want it so bad.’ I felt like that with Chemtrails, but not so much the title track.”
Watch the video for “Chemtrails Over the Country Club” below:
See the album tracklist and album art here: