I know it may seem to some people I am jumping on the Chappell Roan bandwagon because it took until the rising star’s “The Rise and Fall of a Midwest Princess” debut album was released for me to write about her. However, let me be clear, I’ve been aware of Chappell Roan for quite some time now. It’s just that I didn’t really pay attention until recently. I can’t believe I missed out on the amazing track “My Kink Is Karma” which is featured on the album. Looking back to a year ago, I should have trusted my instincts and given her a blog feature earlier. Instead, I unfathomably allowed my early discovery of Chappell Roan to slide until press releases started dropping into my inbox. But better late than never, right?
However, I do feel that countries outside the USA, including the UK, still have some catching up to do when it comes to recognizing the talent of this young artist. Concerning the recent single “Hot To Go!.” This song has a strong cheerleader vibe to it, which may not necessarily appeal to the European audience. But then again, Chappell dropped her album and new single “Super Graphic Ultra Modern Girl” simultaneously, and I have a feeling that this particular song will definitely gain traction in Europe. It has all the elements to be a hit among the discerning musical tastes of the European crowd.
The Jackie Zhou! directed music video is nothing but memorable. Chappell Roan looks incredible in her sci-fi goth drag queen outfit and the visuals were just as colourful and vibrant as the music itself. Even Zolita made a cameo appearance! I really think this song deserves more exposure and would be perfect for the new season of Drag Race UK. Maybe they could even use it as background music for the show’s TV adverts…
Ready to start your Chappell Roan obsession? – she has one UK date this year at Heaven on December 7th – London.