The album cover was not to the liking of some social media users, who criticised the musician for the lack of diversity and demanded she delete the image.
Meanwhile, whilst appearing on BBC Radio 1 to announce the new single, Del Rey commented on last week's shocking events in Washington: "The madness of Trump, as bad as it was, it really needed to happen".More news: Biden chooses veteran diplomat Burns as Central Intelligence Agency director
The cover photograph features Lana and "my best friends", and she posted a follow up comment to explain this "with everything going on this year". "And no this was not intended-these are my best friends, since you are asking today", she wrote.
She goes on to name several of the women in the photo, adding, "My attractive friend Valerie from Del Rio Mexico, my dearest friend Alex and my gorgeous friend Dakota Rain as well as my sweetheart Tatiana".
On numerous occasions, the record's release date has been pushed back by Del Rey amid repeated delays. View the Chemtrails album art and back cover above. "Respect it", the singer wrote. These are my friends this is my life. She continued to say that she has "always been extremely inclusive without even trying to" addressing those making "comments again about a WOC/POC issue".More news: NBA Considers Pausing Season as COVID Cases Rise Among Players
Del Rey unveiled the album art and 11-song tracklist for Chemtrails Over the Country Club on Sunday, writing on Instagram, "There's always turmoil and upheaval and in the midst of it - there's always handsome music, too".
"You know, he doesn't know that he's inciting a riot and I believe that", she said.
"That comment is so problematic in so many ways and I don't understand how she can have activists like Joan Baez in her personal life and still get away with saying things like this or even thinking this is okay", one person wrote on Del Rey's post. "Having Black and Brown friends, and putting them on your album cover doesn't absolve you from examining your own internalized racial biases". 'Chemtrails Over The Country Club' is the title track from her forthcoming new album, which now has a release date of March 19th.More news: Alabama WR DeVonta Smith suffers hand injury in CFP National Championship Game