Dixie Chicks Drop Title Track From First Album In 14 Years

The Dixie Chicks have released “Gaslighter,” their first single in 13 years, and an accompanying video.

The track, co-produced by Jack Antonoff, deals with a breakup and features mostly black and white images of Americans in the United States. The Dixie Chicks, clad in military-style outfits, are seen marching on a TV program.

“You’re such a gaslighter, denier/ Doin’ anything to get your ass farther/ Gaslighter, big timer/ Repeating all of the mistakes of your father/ Gaslighter, you broke me/ You’re sorry but where’s my apology?/ Gaslighter, you liar,” the trio sings on the brassy chorus.

The song is the title track of the trio’s upcoming eighth studio album, Gaslighter, due out on May 1, via Columbia Records. Their previous single was, “The Neighbor,” in 2007.

The band’s last album was, Taking the Long Way, in 2006, three years after the boycotts they faced from right-wingers following comments from Natalie Maines just ahead of the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, that they were ashamed Republican President George W. Bush is from their home state of Texas.

However, the trio, which remain the best-selling female group in the U.S., went on a few tours in recent years.

Martie Maguire, Maines and Emily Strayer spoke to Apple Music’s Zane Lowe about their comeback.

“Well the kids — our nine kids, collectively — are why we paused for so long. And I’m finding out that teenagers are a lot harder than babies, not any easier,” said Maguire on Beats 1 Radio’s New Music Daily show.

“Babies pull you off the road, teenagers push you back on,” Maines said of their on-off touring schedule.

“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,” she added.

“It was the first song we wrote with Jack Antonoff,” Strayer said. “At the time we thought 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.”

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