The Highwomen | Redesigning Women | Single Review

Elektra Records
Rating: Thumbs Up

Redesigning Women,” the latest single from country female supergroup The Highwomen, comprised of Brandi Carlile, Amanda Shires, Maren Morris, and Natalie Hemby is an introspective look into womanhood in a genre dominated by men. Softly sung to a folksy acoustic backing, the women chronicle the hard work of being a woman, singing, “Running the world while we’re cleaning up the kitchen.” While being a powerful track of feminine power, it is unclear what aspects of women are being redesigned. Home keeping (the focus of the track) is a generally expected female norm, but they do not ask it to change. Looking past the lyrical confusion, the power with which the four belt this track leads it to excel as a soulful female power ballad.

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