The Chicks Release New Album ‘Gaslighter’

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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.”

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“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:

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