Shania Twain Says She Has “Enough Songs For Two Albums,” Promises A New Single While She’s 50
Earlier this year, Shania Twain promised to deliver her forever-delayed fifth LP by her 50th birthday on August 28. In a new interview with USA Today, the country queen admits that she will, most likely, miss that deadline. However, she insists the album is taking shape and promises that we’ll get a new single in the next 12 months. “I’ve got enough songs for two albums at this point, because I’ve been at it for two years,” she says.
So what’s the hold up? Her Las Vegas residency really “slowed the album process down.” On the bright side, most of the production work is done. “We’ve already tackled, I’d say, half the album, as far as a first draft on production,” Shania reveals. She plans to record the vocals during her farewell Rock This Country Tour. “There has to be a single release while I’m 50…. the album will just follow as it follows.”
Well, that timeline couldn’t be more vague. Does she’s at least know the direction of the LP? “It will still be my voice,” Shania says. “I think my writing style will still be very clear. A lot of time has passed. I guess a departure would even be expected, it has been so many years.” The mega-selling icon also addressed the absence of former husband/collaborator Mutt Lange.
“Mutt was an amazing songwriting teacher,” the Come On Over diva explains. “He never interfered with my writing style and the way I approached songs. I learned a lot from him, and I think I was a great student. I would bring in a whole bunch of stuff to him, then we would sit together and hash through stuff.” This time, however, she’s writing all the songs by herself. “That’s the part I’m not doing now. I’m not bouncing anything off anybody else and waiting for direction or a reaction.”
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[Via USA Today].
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