UPDATE // JUNE 12:
It appears Shania Twain's new single, “Life’s About To Get Good,” debuts this Friday (June 16).
The singer is performing it on The Today Show that day, and has a countdown on social media leading up to it.
She live-premiered the track back in April. See what's good below.
EARLIER // APRIL 25:
Shania Twain hasn't released a new album in fifteen years, and the wait is nearly over.
Twain has had several delays getting her fifth studio album out, but a press release from her record label confirms good news: her lead single is titled “Life’s About To Get Good” and the untitled record will debut in September (her first since 2002's Up!).
Twain will take the stage at the 11th annual Stagecoach Country Music Festival in Indio on Saturday, April 29, and has plans to perform some of her new tunes at the festival. That includes “Life’s About to Get Good,” as well as “Who’s Gonna Be Your Girl?,” “I’m Alright” and “Light of My Life.”
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“This was an exercise in independence,” Twain said of the writing process. “I really just wanted to test myself and push my limits and face my fears. I haven’t worked alone in a really, really long time after all of those years of being partnered with Mutt professionally. It was a huge leap of courage for me to do this alone and I knew I was going to be carrying the weight of it alone, too. I just kept challenging myself and telling myself ‘OK, you’re going to write this album and we’ll find out what you’re made of these days’.”
She added the record reflects her personal highs and lows: “It wasn’t just about my divorce, but just the sadness and disappointment you feel and also how those feelings have evolved and almost become moments of celebration... I love the contrast in [the] songs and this album overall is honest and touches on a lot of candid phrases and wordings of things, but at the same time it still takes me to a place where I can see the light at the end of the tunnel and that’s actually where I’m at right now.”
“I let the songwriting lead the way and let the stories go where they wanted to go,” she said. “I wanted to make sure I nurtured the authenticity and the acoustic elements in the album and I do basically 99.9 percent of all of the backing vocals and arranged all of them so they’re very organic and almost retro. I wanted to be true to my influences and to myself and stylistically it just ended up being very diverse from one song to the next. The theme of this record is really artistic independence.”