After a lengthy hiatus, the Dixie Chicks have finally returned. The country-pop trio have released ‘Gaslighter,’ the lead single from their upcoming album of the same name, and their first since 2006.
“Gaslighter/Denier/Doing anything to get your ass farther,” the Chicks belt out on the chorus.
“Gaslighter/Big-timer/Repeating all of the mistakes of your father.”
The video, directed by Seanne Farmer, sees the Chicks wearing military outfits on television, cut together with archival clips of old Hollywood performances, Coney Island getaways, and other images of vintage Americana.
In an interview with Zane Lowe on Wednesday, the Dixie Chicks revealed that ‘Gaslighter’ was not only the lead single of their new album but also the first song they ever wrote with Antonoff.
Check out the brand new song ‘Gaslighter’ below.
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“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,’ ” Emily Strayer said. “This needs to be the sound for this album, ’cause he blew us away. It was such a fun song to start with.”
“Gaslighter, denier,” the band sing on ‘Gaslighter’s infectious chorus. “Gaslighter, you liar.”
Dixie Chicks’ return has been a long time coming. After suffering huge backlash from country music fans for criticising then-president George W. Bush and the Iraq War in 2003, they were essentially blacklisted. They’d go on hiatus not long after the release of Taking the Long Way a few years later, reuniting for tours in 2013 and 2016.
Gaslighter, out May 1st, will be the follow-up to the Dixie Chicks’ Grammy-winning 2006 album, Taking the Long Way. In 2016, the group embarked on a stadium comeback tour, and this past December they performed at Antonoff’s Ally Coalition benefit concert in New York.