The Highwomen shared their eponymous new song on Tuesday. “Highwomen” is the third track released from their forthcoming debut self-titled album, out Sept. 6. via Low Country Sound/Elektra Records.
The country supergroup and collaborative movement, composed of Maren Morris, Brandi Carlisle, Amanda Shires and Natalie Hemby, previously released two singles, “Redesigning Women” and “Crowded Table” last month.
The new track was written by Jimmy Webb, Shires and Carlile, and features contributions from Shires, Carlile, Hemby and Morris, along with special guests Yola and Sheryl Crow.
Impeccable harmonies between the singers, delicate acoustic guitar fingerpicking, and lyrics centered around women’s empowerment and resilience make “Highwomen” an unforgettable offering from the trending group.
“We are the highwomen,” they sing on their self-titled single, “We are the daughters of the silent generations / You send our hearts to die alone in foreign nations.”
As the song reaches its end, they boldly continue, “They may return to us as tiny drops of rain / but we will still remain / and we’ll come back again and again and again.”
The foursome made their late-night television debut on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last month, and shared an exclusive backstage video of themselves singing “The Chain” by Fleetwood Mac with Fallon and Jason Isbell on Tuesday.
They also recorded a rendition of Fleetwood Mac’s legendary 1977 song for the soundtrack of The Kitchen, a 2019 film starring Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish and Elisabeth Moss.
The Highwomen recently garnered online buzz when they played a set at Newport Folk Festival in July, and performed “Eagle When She Flies” and other Dolly Parton classics with the country icon herself.
Listen to the anthemic new single below and watch The Highwomen join forces with Jimmy Fallon further down. Keep scrolling for footage of Carlile performing in the Paste office in 2010, followed by Shires’ 2018 Paste Studio session.