Chappell Roan’s “Pink Pony Club” – Single Review
Moving to a new city can be transformative. Some people use it as a chance to meet new people, or to see different things. Some people use it as an opportunity to reinvent themselves, which is exactly what Chappell Roan does on her new single, “Pink Pony Club.”
“Pink Pony Club” describes Roan’s journey of self-discovery, a journey that was kickstarted by a visit to a West Hollywood gay bar.
“All of a sudden I realized I could truly be any way I wanted to be, and no one would bat an eye,” Roan told V Magazine.
“It was so different from home, where I always had such a hard time being myself and felt like I’d be judged for being different or being creative. I just felt overwhelmed with complete love and acceptance, and from then on I started writing songs as the real me.”
“Pink Pony Club” is a shimmering, shiny disco ball of a song, full of synths and soaring vocals from Roan. “Oh mama, I’m just having fun // on the stage in my heels // it’s where I belong down at the // Pink Pony Club,” Roan sings over glittering guitar riffs and a drum machine. It’s a party and a deep dive into the singer’s own psyche, all in just 4 minutes and 18 seconds.
Check out “Pink Pony Club” here!
India McCarty is a music journalist from Charleston, SC. She graduated with a degree in journalism from Belmont University, where she was a frequent contributor to the school newspaper, The Belmont Vision. She has been published by Soundigest, Bandtwango and TheThings.com. She loves pop music, and is always on the lookout for new artists and songs that experiment with the genre.