Lana Del Rey is getting ready to release her new album, Chemtrails Over The Country Club, in the next few months. She promised us a few singles, and today, we get to hear our first one. “Let Me Love You Like A Woman” is our first taste of her new music, a gentle ballad about moving away.
“Let Me Love You Like A Woman” builds on somber piano. Lana reveals that she’s from a small town, and she’s ready to leave Los Angeles. But she doesn’t want to leave alone. The intimate song builds up with vocal harmonies and sparse instrumentation adding to the mood. It’s a lovely and simple song, growing from the sound of her last album, Norman Fucking Rockwell.
The song comes with a new music video. Like many of the videos from her last album cycle, this one has a homemade video feel. We can see Lana road-tripping with friends and singing to the camera in an intimate performance. It’s a simple but charming video.
Listen to “Let Me Love You Like A Woman” in the music video below:
You can stream or download “Let Me Love You Like A Woman” from all the major music providers here. It will appear on Lana’s upcoming album Chemtrails Over The Country Club, expected in December or January.
More Songs from Lana’s New Album
Lana has already filmed the music video for “Chemtrails Over The Country Club,” the album’s title track. Last summer, Lana also previewed her new song “Tulsa Jesus Freak.”
We know a few additional titles that Lana mentioned during her interview with Jack Antonoff for Interview Magazine’s September issue. One confirmed song is “White Dress/Waitress,” which they wrote early, starting with Jack Antonoff playing piano; she calls it the album’s “defining moment.” She described it further:
What I like about that song is that for all of its weirdness, when you get to the end of it, you understand exactly what it’s about. I hate when I hear a song that has a great melody, but I have no idea what they’re talking about. In the grunge movement, a lot of the lyrics were super abstract, but the melodies and the tonality were such a vibe that you felt like you knew exactly what the singer was thinking. Nowadays, you get a beautiful melody but you don’t really know what the person is talking about, or if it’s even important to them.
Lana also mentioned “Dealer” – which may or may not make the tracklisting. She stated that her album doesn’t quite feel perfect yet, and might need one more defining song. “Dealer” may be that song – a track in which Lana is “just screaming my head off.” That’ll be a different sound for her!
Chemtrails Over The Country Club
During that interview, Lana also divulged a bit about the forthcoming album’s sound. She mentioned folk and country as genres she incorporates. Moreover, it may sound more Midwestern than anything we’ve heard so far:
It’s funny, the record was Midwestern-sounding before I even went to the Midwest. What’s interesting about having a true muse—and it sounds kind of ridiculous—is that you’re at the whim of it. When I’m singing about Arkansas, even I’m wondering why. The one way I would describe the Midwest, Oklahoma in particular, is that it’s not cooked or oversaturated, and there’s still space to catch that white lightning.
Lana then revealed how she feels about her new album:
It makes me anxious listening to it, because I know it’s going to be a hard road to get to where I want to be, to do what I want to do. A lot of that’s going to involve writing classes and being uncomfortable in new places with not many friends and raising my dogs and my cats and my chickens alone. It’s going to be work. I hear Chemtrails and I think “work,” but I also think of my stunning girlfriends, who so much of the album is about, and my beautiful siblings. “Chemtrails” is the title track because it mentions them all and it mentions wanting so much to be normal and realizing that when you have an overactive, eccentric mind, a record like Chemtrails is just what you’re going to get.
It’s a wonderful interview, and Lana and Jack reveal a lot. Be sure to read their full conversation at Interview’s website here.
New Audiobook & Future Projects
In late July, Lana released the audiobook version of her first poetry collection, Violet Bent Backwards Over The Grass. The physical and ebook versions were published on September 29th, with the audiobook on CD and vinyl out October 2nd. You can purchase Violet Bent Backwards Over The Grass from the major audiobook providers here. You can also get the spoken poems on CD, vinyl, or picture disc from Lana’s official site. You can also order the hardcover book or ebook from the major book retailers now. Both the hardcover and ebook feature more than 30 poems – over double what was included in the audiobook format.
Next March, Lana will release her second poetry book, titled Behind The Iron Gates – Insights From An Institution.
Beyond her own music, Lana recently appeared on an updated version of Matt Maeson’s single “Hallucinogenics.”
For additional music, Lana has also mentioned her idea to release of a covers album someday, one she would title Pacific Blue. Furthermore, Lana has a film scoring project coming up, which will gift fans even more music. She’s composing for the upcoming film adaptation of Lewis Carroll novel Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland.
“Let Me Love You Like A Woman”
Enjoy Lana’s new single “Let Me Love You Like A Woman,” and get ready for more where that came from! We can expect to hear “Chemtrails Over The Country Club” soon, along with a music video. Keep up on all we know about Chemtrails Over The Country Club here; it’s due out in the next few months. And as always, keep checking back here for all the latest Lana Del Rey music news.
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