"The Rise And Fall Of A Midwest Princess" is the name of Chappell Roan's debut album. On this album, the artist processes all her experiences and developments of the last decade in an extremely impressive and colorful way. The 25-year-old's pink pop appeal is evident in bold hooks, powerful vocals and a highly dramatic flair.
Chappell Roan doesn't always tell easy stories, such as her personal journey through puberty, where she discovered her identity and courageously embraced her queerness, which of course contrasted sharply with her life and upbringing in the Midwest.
Her move to Los Angeles finally brought liberation - and her first big hit "Pink Pony Club". The song tells the story of a young woman from a small town who works as a stripper and propelled Chappell Roan straight into USA Today's Top 10 Best Songs of 2020, alongside hits like Dua Lipa's "Levitating" and "WAP." Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion.
This was also the path to the synth queen, who expanded her songs in Technicolor to widescreen format and achieved the maximum effect. This also applies to the 14 alt-pop songs on the album with very reflective content, which she recorded together with producer Dan Nigro.
On stage, Chappell Roan becomes even more intense. She's a fantastic singer and knows how to put on an impressive live show and know which rules you just have to break. She effortlessly switches between different facets, be it the colorful girl, the glamorous lady or the cheeky vamp, and suddenly surprises the audience with a cover version of Alanis Morissette's "You Oughta Know", always keeping her roots in mind. All of this happens with subtle charm, a lot of humor and in shiny outfits.
It's no wonder that she quickly became a new icon, appreciated not only by the queer community. For those who appreciate big performances, dazzling shows and perfect pop, Chappell Roan's performance in December is an absolute must.