Shania Twain is coming back into the spotlight from pretty much every direction. She’s got a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame; her new reality show, Why Not? With Shania Twain, premiered on Oprah Winfrey’s OWN network; and she’ll soon head to Las Vegas for a two-year residency. Spearheading all of this news is the debut of her first single since 2005, “Today Is Your Day”. Was it worth the six-year wait? Today’s the day to find out — listen below.
Shania Twain – “Today Is Your Day”
Shania is obviously no longer working with her longtime producer Mutt Lange — you know, the same man she was married to who ended up cheating on her with her close friend whose husband Shania ended up marrying. Taking his place is Nathan Chapman, who has worked with Taylor Swift on all three of her albums.
May we paraphrase one of Twain’s biggest hits to express our reactions to this song: Man! I feel like I’m asleep. The entire song is both musically and lyrically lazy (goes the chorus: “Today is your day / And nothing can stand in your way / Today is your day / Everything’s going your way / Today, Today, Today, Today”), and it’s a huge letdown after anxiously awaiting new material from the country-pop superstar for six years.
We’re 100% pulling for Shania to make a comeback and deliver another hit single that will storm the charts. But this ain’t it. We get the relevant meaning behind this snoozy tune, but Shania is a total spitfire — remember her giddy stint on American Idol as guest judge and mentor? — and she deserves something with much more personality.
What do you think of Shania’s new single?
[Via MTV Buzzworthy]