The country queen is coming back with her first new full-length collection in over 15 years.
Shania Twain has confirmed plans to release a new single in March, while her long-awaited fifth studio album is expected to follow in May.
The singer-songwriter revealed that she’s had a lot to write about during that time, including her divorce and dysphonia, a vocal-cord disorder that caused her trouble speaking, let alone singing.
“I’m a different singer now,” Shania told Rolling Stone. “There was a lot of coming to terms with that. It’s been one of the obstacles in my life I’ve just had to learn to live with.
“I’ve learned a lot about myself,” she added. “It’s scary to learn how vulnerable you can be.”
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“It’s about feeling unappreciated and knowing that you are secondary,” she explained.
“Having to live with someone that has different priorities and accepting that you’re not the most important thing in a person’s life.”
Further new songs are titled Swinging With My Eyes Closed and We Got Something They Don’t.
Shania also revealed that the new album doesn’t have a title yet, and that she’s very aware that she’s returning to a very different music landscape.
“It’s been so long. It almost feels like another lifetime,” Shania said, before touching upon music streaming. “I’ve already adapted as a listener. The fun thing is more people actually hear your music.”
We just can’t wait to hear the new music.