The Chicks Release New Album ‘Gaslighter’
The Chicks, the trio formerly known as The Dixie Chicks, are back with Gaslighter, their first new studio album since 2006. The long-awaited follow-up to Taking The Long Way is a 12-track affair produced by Jack Antonoff that is out today via Columbia Records.
Gaslighter was originally due on May 1 but the release was delayed in the wake of the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. The group consisting of Natalie Maines, Emily Robison and Martie Maguire changed their name last month in the wake of George Floyd's murder.
Maines took a long break from songwriting but came away from a contentious divorce newly inspired. “When I started getting a divorce, I had a lot to say, so that kind of sparked me being ready [to make new music],” Natalie said on the Spiritualgasm podcast. “Songwriting is really hard for me, and I think, for many years, I didn’t want to analyze my life or my relationship. I was just in it and dedicated and devoted…I just was not ready to open up like that.”
“Our last album was the most personal and autobiographical we’ve ever been,” Maines added. “And then this one is 10 times that.” Listen to Gaslighter below: