It’s been 14 long years since Dixie Chicks’ released original material, but the iconic country trio are back with a fiery new song, “Gaslighter.”
Natalie Maines leads the powerful Jack Antonoff-produced anthem, which is a thinly disguised story of the band’s journey to stardom and subsequent blacklisting from country radio. “Gaslighter, big timer / Repeating all of the mistakes of your father / Gaslighter, you broke me / You’re sorry, but where’s my apology?” the trio harmonize on the sing-along chorus.
In the accompanying video, the trio don marching band outfits and perform the song on a theatre stage. The visual also features archive footage of female pilots, soldiers and nurses from the ’40s.
“Gaslighter” is the first taste and title track of the Dixie Chicks’ forthcoming album, their first since 2006’s Taking the Long Way. The new record was also produced by Antonoff, who also worked Taylor Swift’s “Soon You’ll Get Better,” from her Lover LP, which also featured the trio.
Gaslighter arrives May 1. Watch their video here: