The Chicks have returned with Gaslighter, their first album in 14 years and first since dropping the Dixie in their name. Martie Maguire speaks with Kyle Meredith about what prompted their return, producer Jack Antonoff’s imprint, and the album’s cinematic sounds. Maguire goes on to talk about picking their political battles within the lyrics, bringing out “March March” during the height of the BLM protests, and landing on President Obama’s summer listening list. We also get a heads up on what the future may bring now that their contract is up with Sony and hopes to include their kids on stage when touring resumes.
Kyle Meredith With… is an interview series in which WFPK’s Kyle Meredith speaks to a wide breadth of musicians. Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, Meredith digs deep into the artist’s work to find out how the music is made and where their journey is going, from legendary artists like Robert Plant, Paul McCartney, U2 and Bryan Ferry, to the newer class of The National, St. Vincent, Arctic Monkeys, Haim, and Father John Misty.