Chappell Roan is The Midwest Princess Of Your Dreams
Written by Leila Castillo on October 18, 2023
Chappell Roan releases her first studio album The Rise and Fall of a Midwest Princess.
In a world full of with musical talent, Chappell Roan stands out as a unique and evocative artist whose music transcends boundaries and defies categorization. With her latest album, The Rise and Fall of a Midwest Princess, Roan invites us into her soulful world, painting a vivid tapestry of emotions, experiences, and musical innovation.
Roan opens her new album with a song called “Femininomenon.” Though it may sound like a tongue twister, Roan encapsulates her audience with a call and response chant, as many of her songs include this. The song highlights the frustration and exhaustion caused by gender stereotypes and the unfair expectations in online dating – it conveys the disappointment of not finding someone willing to commit and appreciate a genuine connection.
Roan’s album captures the highs and lows of love – with songs like “Hot To Go,” “Picture You,” “Naked in Manhattan,” and “After Midnight,” Roan makes no exception to sing about the thrill and passion a new love can bring into someones life with a very uplifting melody and beat. The obsession, overthinking, and constant reminders of someone you like manage to always make way in her songs. As well as the final song on her album, Guilty Pleasure, Roan delves into the concept of forbidden desires and the thrill they can ignite. All these songs capture how obsessive one can become without meaning to when they really want someone.
Though Chappell Roan is known for her confident 80s synth beats and powerful vocals, she never fails to make a statement and relay a message. In songs like “Pink Pony Club” and “Red Wine Supernova,” Roan shows support to her LGBTQIA+ fans while singing about same gender love and the confidence that comes with being in a place where there is people like you with similar passions. Both songs convey excitement and passion alongside the beat and melody.
With more mellow songs like “Kaleidoscope,” “Coffee,” and “California,” Roan’s vocals draw you into the world of the challenges and disappointments that come with longing for love for someone or something. Roan sings about old lovers and the struggle between chasing dreams and longing for hometown comfort, ultimately emphasizing Chappell’s regret and feeling of falling short of expectations.
Lastly, in songs like “My Kink is Karma,” and “Super Graphic Ultra Modern Girl,” Roan tells the tale of a self-assured, independent woman who won’t accept mediocre relationships and proudly embraces her unique identity.
This album is a force to be reckoned with – Chappell makes no exception to hit all the marks and throw the ball out of the park. It’s an album that can be on constant loop as Chappell knows how to make you dance without trying. In sum, this album is a captivating journey through Chappell’s soul, offering a mix of emotion and artistry that leaves a lasting impression.
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