New Music! Céline Dion Drops “Imperfections,” “Lying Down” & “Courage”
Céline Dion is back, and she’s making up for lost time! Last night, the legendary songbird unveiled the cover art of Courage, her first English-language album in six years. This morning (September 18), she rolls out three new songs. Let’s start with the official lead single. Co-written by LAUV and produced by Dallas K, “Imperfections” is the living legend’s most contemporary-sounding song in years. Possibly decades. “I try to give all of myself to you, but before I can give it, I got parts of me I’m trying to lose,” she sings over mid-tempo synths.
That leads to an understated (by her standards), but instantly catchy chorus about self-reflection. “I’ve got my own imperfections, I got my own set of scars to hide,” the Canadian hitmaker belts. “I got my own imperfections, I can’t hold your heart when I’m fixing mine.” If pop radio plays along, this could be a big song for her. The other tracks are equally eclectic. “Courage,” probably my favorite of the three, is a simple piano ballad that lets Céline pull the vocal trigger as she shares important life lessons. It’s raw and very emotional.
Next up is “Lying Down.” It’s a soaring electro-ballad, which was co-written by the all-star team of David Guetta, Giorgio Tuinfort and Sia. It’s about jettisoning the baggage that comes along with a toxic relationship. The icy production suggests that Céline is really going to push the sonic boundaries on Courage, which drops on November 15 and is available to pre-order now. Make sure you also secure tickets to her Courage World Tour. It kicks off in Québec, Canada tonight and is destined to be a dazzling spectacle.
Listen to all three of Céline’s new songs below.