Chappel Roan takes her time. Her new song "Naked In Manhattan" took two years to complete and is her first release since the whirlwind of her cult-classic "Pink Pony Club," but it was so worth the wait.
"A Pisces, who knew that we were so aligned when I sing that Lana song, it makes you cry. Mean Girls, we watch it every night, and we both have a crush on Regina George,"Roan sings, her hyper-specific lyrics adds to the charm. Roan teased the song on TikTok, and it started taking off immediately. The anthemic chorus, the vocal chants, it's a party from start to finish. Roan has an incredible ability to perfectly capture those burgeoning feelings of young love through a queer lens.
The matching visual, directed by Ryan Clemens, is a colorful fever dream. Roan prances around the streets of New York in vintage prom dresses, feather boas, and tinsel. It's the perfect complement to the fun attitude of the song, and Roan's energy just pulsates through this video.
Roan is clearly an artist to watch, she's opening for Olivia Rodrigo on her San Francisco tour stop, and with her infectious choruses and undeniable talent, it's clear that she's not stopping there.