SINGLE REVIEW: Dixie Chicks – Gaslighter

It’s been 14 years in-between releases for the Dixie Chicks, but the iconic Texas trio are finally unveiling new music after triumphantly returning to the stage in 2016 for a huge world tour.

Their eighth studio album ‘Gaslighter’ will be released on May 1 and hears the Country legends teaming up with Jack Antonoff for a bold new direction that still embodies the same heart, vulnerability and pure storytelling that their music has always captured. 

The lead and title single ‘Gaslighter’ is a bold first taste of what’s to come and immediately grabs the listeners attention with it’s catchy earworm hook. 

“Gaslighter, denier, doing anything to get your ass farther. Gaslighter, big timer, repeating all of the mistakes of your father. Gaslighter, you broke me, you’re sorry, but where’s my apology? Gaslighter, you liar” they harmoniously sing during the hook. 

Exploring a narrative of a manipulative relationship, Natalie Maines opens up about her lengthy divorce that has clearly affected her quite deeply, but she’s shaken it off and focused on growing. And this song is such a fierce result of that growth. 

The catchy hook will immediately get stuck in your head and will continue to circle around for hours as you start to excitingly wonder what the rest of the album holds.