Emily Robison and Natalie Maines of the Dixie Chicks
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Dixie Chicks Release First Song In More Than A Decade: "Gaslighter"
After 14 years, the Dixie Chicks are back with a bang. The GRAMMY winners will release their eighth studio album Gaslighter on May 1. Their lead single is a guitar-heavy anthem that calls out gaslighting.
"Gaslighter, denier/ Doin' anything to get your ass farther," they sing on the chorus. The trio worked with GRAMMY-winning producer Jack Antonoff on the single and told Apple Music's Zane Lowe that once they began working with the decorated producer on the song, they knew he needed to be a part of the whole project.
"At the time we thought we were gonna write with a bunch of different people and get different producers and we wrote with him and we're like, he needs to produce it and this needs to be the sound for this album 'cause it was just, he blew us away and- It was such a fun song to start with," they said.
The band also released a video for the single that opens with the word "TRUTH" written in bright yellow. The video features the band—Natalie Maines, Emily Robison and Martie Maguire—marching in military outfits and visuals of women throughout history.
The Dixie Chicks last released an album,Taking The Long Way, in 2006. Of coming back after their long break, which they took to raise families, they said they felt rusty.
“Well, we're definitely out of practice," they said. "It's just as painful as it was to do all the artwork... We check our own typeset and we do all of that and so it's a little bit nerve-wracking, and now I'm remembering 15 years ago."