Shania Twain Announces Comeback Album for 2017

by Malachi Weaver

Shania Twain has not released a new album since her 2002 Up!, but that’s all about to change. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly Twain confirmed that she has finished recording her currently untitled work. “I’m so overdue!” says the 51-year-old artist. “I feel like I just need to keep making albums now.”

Twain told EW that before she actually started work in a studio she’d spent years recording melodies and lyrics on various recording devices. “There’s, like, five of them. I’m forever backing things up. So if it’s a rainy day or I’m bored, I’ll go through my electronics and listen to things. They’ll have titles like ‘Fun beat’ or ‘Fab memory.’”

Twain says she would also create demos at home with Pro Tools and GarageBand. “It’s really fun to experiment with arrangements,” she says. “I did so many of my backing vocal arrangements—just being able to have all these multitracks and moving them around and experimenting that way. By the time I got into the studio, I was already quite familiar with what I wanted to do.”

The album, as she describes it, will be “kind of schizophrenic musically.” Twain says it is to include “painful and melancholy ballads that evolved into completely upbeat songs” and “triumphant” girl-power rockers. “I felt like I had climbed a huge mountain and was standing on top of it, looking God in the eye, and saying, ‘I’m here! What do I gotta do next?’”

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