The Highwomen Sing ‘The Chain’ by Fleetwood Mac in New Trailer for ‘The Kitchen’ [LISTEN]
Country supergroup the Highwomen have lent their powerhouse harmonies to the trailer for The Kitchen, a gritty, '70s-based crime thriller starring Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish and Elisabeth Moss. Press play above to listen to the foursome's rendition of Fleetwood Mac's 1977 classic "The Chain."
Like the cast of the film, which centers around the lives and exploits of three women who become powerful New York mobsters after their husbands go to jail, the Highwomen are a collective of female all-stars. Brandi Carlile, Amanda Shires, Natalie Hemby and Maren Morris comprise the band, which also often features a rotating cast of "honorary" Highwomen from across the country and Americana genres (and beyond).
On Friday (Aug. 2), the Highwomen officially released their complete "The Chain" cover, which readers can hear below. The quartet had performed their version of the song one week earlier (July 26) at the 2019 Newport Folk Festival.
The Highwomen released their debut single, "Redesigning Women," in mid-June. The first glimpse at their self-titled first album, which is due out on Sept. 6 and produced by Dave Cobb, the song features all four bandmates on vocals, singing about "workin' hard to look good 'til we die" and "breakin' every Jell-O mold." Hemby co-wrote the song with Rodney Clawson; Carlile's collaborators, Phil and Tim Hanseroth, play bass and acoustic guitar, respectively, while Shires' husband, Jason Isbell, plays electric guitar.
According to Carlile, the collective was born in part out of the four members' desire to foster connections between female artists and help continue a tradition of strong women in country. "Almost all of us are mothers of young girls. And we all grew up listening to country music," she explains. "We recognize that we're in a time right now where our daughters don't have the same country music heroes that we had.
"Our goal is simply to elevate all women and completely abandon the concept of competing with one another," she adds. "So that we can let as many women through the door as possible, and give our girls those country music heroes that we all had."
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