Quick Thoughts on Dixie Chicks’ “Gaslighter”

Listening to music.

It’s been nearly fourteen years since the Dixie Chicks’ last studio album, Taking the Long Way, which features the fan-favourite Not Ready to Make Nice. In the interim, lead singer Natalie Maines released a studio album entitled Mother, while sisters Martie Maguire and Emily Robison released two albums through their side project Courtyard Hounds.

After a tour in 2015, news would occasionally surface over new material coming from the Dixie Chicks, but it wasn’t until earlier this year they finally announced details about their upcoming album, Gaslighter. Today, they released the song on streaming services and released the music video as well.

As a long-time fan of the Dixie Chicks, it goes without saying I’ve had the song on repeat since its release two hours ago. It’s their signature sound, but still sounds remarkably current; the strong lyrics are the same that I’ve come to expect from them over the years as well.

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