Lady Antebellum made headlines a few weeks ago when they changed their name to Lady A, acknowledging the ugly history of the antebellum and attempting something a little less controversial (they weren’t totally successful). All eyes were cast to the Dixie Chicks, a group widely loved and infamous for lefty political stances but, obviously, saddled with a name that harkens back to a similarly offensive time.
Now, ahead of their hotly anticipated comeback release featuring an assist from red-hot pop producer Jack Antonoff, it appears the ladies took the hint. Although there’s no official announcement yet, all social media accounts have been re-named “the Chicks.” They also released a new single “March March,” and the artwork refers to them as the Chicks. (It’s a pretty good song too!)
The Chicks released a statement to Pitchfork, noting they’d changed their name with the permission of a New Zealand band with the same name.
“A sincere and heartfelt thank you goes out to ‘The Chicks’ of NZ for their gracious gesture in allowing us to share their name. We are honored to co-exist together in the world with these exceptionally talented sisters. Chicks Rock!”