The Dixie Chicks released a new song today, "Gaslighter," their first in 13 years.
This is the prelude to an album that could be coming on May 1 from Natalie Maines, Emily Strayer and Martie Maguire.
The song was produced by Jack Antonoff, who also wrote it with the group. The Chicks, who were last single was "The Neighbor" in 2007, also released a video for the song, which was in part inspired by Maines' split from ex-husband and "Heroes" actor Adrian Pasdar.
Lyrics include "Gaslighter/Denier/Doing anything to get your ass farther."
The Chicks teased the song on Twitter on Feb 28, indicating that the song would be out today.
"Gaslight" will be the group's first full-length release since 2006's "Taking the Long Way," which won a Grammy.
The Chicks apparently are going to head out on the road as well. The trio's website says, "Long time gone, but coming soon!" a play on one of the band's songs.
Much has changed for The Chicks since their last studio release, "Taking the Long Way," some 14 years ago. Rebranding for one. No more Dixie Chicks, thanks to their reaction to the discussion over racial issues in the U.S. following the killing of George Floyd. "Dixie" was no longer the right look.
And then there's the music and the end of a marriage, an overriding theme throughout the highly personal and emotional "Gaslighter."
The change also crept into the ...
Much has changed on the musical landscape for the Dixie Chicks since the Incident in London three years ago when lead singer Natalie Maines criticized President Bush on the eve of the Iraq war. The trio lost its standing on the country radio scene; their albums were burned, and they received death threats.But Emily Robison, Martie Maguire and Maines do not backpedal on these 14 songs. They, instead, address the issues that have faced them head on time and again. "Not Ready to Make Nice" maintains ...
The Dixie Chicks certainly enjoyed their most controversial year ever thanks to a few words uttered by lead singer Natalie Maines, and they also had one of the most successful tours of 2003 as well.
This 22-song live disc recorded somewhere during the U.S. part of the tour is clear indication that beyond the headlines, there was a tremendous amount of quality music going on.
The mix put Maines' vocals way out front. She has always been a good singer, and this indicates just how good she truly is. ...