After finally deciding to wade in to support “The Rise and Fall of a Midwest Princess,” the debut album release of Chappell Roan in September 2023 by getting behind the track “Super Graphic Ultra Modern Girl”. I had intended to be quicker on the case when the rising alt-pop sensation followed up with new material. However, I sensed something might be forthcoming from her since the announcement went out of her placement as a tour opener for Olivia Rodrigo. What I didn’t consider, of course, was that this would happen while I was away on holiday.

Chappell has been taking the pop world by storm and the phenomenon around her just keeps on growing. Tours sell out, venues get an upgrade and sell out again in no time at all. Which is similar to what happened with the UK dates scheduled for September. Furthermore, the situation is the same wherever she goes.

Unquestionably, everything about Chappell Roan’s artistry and brand is distinctive. From her image taking cues from the Drag community to the deeply vulnerable, lyrical narratives of the songs themselves. Sharing the new track, “Good Luck, Babe!” Chappell reveals…

“I needed to write a song about a common situationship within queer relationships — where someone is struggling with coming to terms with themselves. It’s a song about wishing well to someone who is avoidant of their true feelings”

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What stands out about Chappell is that her lyrical narratives are super fresh. In “Good Luck, Babe!” she is candid, to the point and sassy, which appear to be her go-to traits. In a musical sense, the single is the perfect fit as the first follow-up release after the album. And since undoubtedly the rest of 2024 is filled up with festivals, appearances and tour dates, there is every indication her ascent to the upper echelons of the pop sphere will soon become stratospheric.

With her unique talent and personality, Chappell is a trailblazer in her own right. She has the potential to make a significant impact on the music industry, in fact it is happening as we speak. And if there’s anyone who could surpass Hayley Kiyoko‘s moniker of “Lesbian Jesus,” it’s her.

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