After nearly 14 years, some of our favorite women in country have stepped back into the spotlight with their take-no-prisoners single “Gaslighter.”
The Dixie Chicks have never been known to back down from a challenge, and the title track on their upcoming album squeezes every drop of their defiant spirit into a three minute anthem of love lost. The deeply personal song sets the tone for what they’ve called their most introspective album yet, with lyrics like “Gaslighter, you broke me/You’re sorry but where’s my apology?/Gaslighter, you liar.” With military-inspired imagery in the music video and an infectious chorus that dares listeners not to dance, the song is a triumphant return.
The title refers to a person they defined on Twitter as “a psychological manipulator who seeks to sew seeds of doubt in a targeted individual or members of a group, making them question their own memory, perception or sanity.” True to their outspoken reputation, they’ve admitted the song also comments on our current political climate.
For their comeback, they’ve been working with renowned pop songwriter and producer Jack Antonoff — the mind behind some of Taylor Swift and Lana Del Rey’s most popular songs. In an interview with Zane Lowe of Apple Music, they mentioned how he originally was only going to work on the title track, but after working with him they were so blown away that he ended up working on the rest of their album, out on May 1st.
Plenty has changed in their lives since their last album, “Taking the Long Way,” hit shelves in 2006 — the first being the shelves aspect. Between the three, their nine collective children have grown into teenagers, bringing a new challenges and a new dynamic to their families. But their kids can still admit their mom’s jobs are pretty cool.
“Yeah, you know, my boys are actually really supportive and really excited for the music and they are fans, they’re not too cool to like their mom’s job.”
Fans can expect more music from these fiercely feminine stars when their full album is released on May 1st.