The Chicks make barnstorming return with new album, ‘Gaslighter’

The country trio’s first album in 14 years.

The Chicks, formerly known as the Dixie Chicks, have released their highly anticipated new album, Gaslighter.

Produced by Jack Antonoff (who’s collaborated with Taylor Swift, Lorde and Lana Del Rey), the record marks The Chicks’ first studio album since 2006’s Taking the Long Way, which included their hit song “Not Ready to Make Nice.”

On Gaslighter, The Chicks aren’t afraid to confront the emotional aftermath of divorce and hardship. Lead singer Natalie Maines divorced from ex-husband Adrian Pasdar last year, and songs like “Sleep at Night,” “Texas Man,” “Young Man” and the anthemic title track chronicle life following a marital split.

A video for “Sleep at Night” also dropped alongside the album’s release. The haunting visual opens with The Chicks performing the song down a long back road, before Maines breaks down in the middle of it. Her bandmates Martie Erwin Maguire and Emily Strayer then rush to pick her up, showcasing the unwavering solidarity between the trio.

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Last month, The Chicks dropped the word “Dixie” from their name due to its association with the confederate flag and the history of slavery in America.

Prior to this, the country group previewed Gaslighter with “Julianna Calm Down,” “March March,” and the title track. Last year, they featured on Taylor Swift’s song “Soon You’ll Get Better,” from her 2019 album, Lover.

Watch the video for “Sleep at Night” here:

And stream Gaslighter below:

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