The Highwomen shared their debut single “Redesigning Women” with the world today, and it did not disappoint. The country music Supergroup is comprised of powerhouses Brandi Carlile, Maren Morris, Amanda Shires, and Nashville songwriter Natalie Hemby. These ladies brought their immense talent together to bring their own modern, feminine take on The Highwaymen, which was an epic supergroup formed in 1985 that was comprised of Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, and Kris Kristofferson.
“Redesigning Women” is a song that’s rooted in the discussion of what it means to be “redesigning” what it means to a person who identifies as a female. Much like The Highwomen themselves, “Redesigning Women” is all about challenging gender barriers in and outside of Nashville and country music.
Along with the song’s debut, the group also shared the music video for the song, which is very much rooted in the meaning behind the song. It opens with The Highwomen pulling into the middle of a field in a fire truck, dressing themselves in firefighter uniforms and throwing boxes of women’s clothes, many of which have certain connotations attached to them, into a giant pile. The group is then join but new and old female forces from the country music scene, as they all watch the pile of clothes go up in flames.
The group also announced that their debut self-titled album will be released on September 6th. The album is now available for Pre-Add and Pre-Save on Apple Music and Spotify.
Watch the video for “Redesigning Women: below: