Watch Shania Twain Debut ‘Life’s About to Get Good’ at Stagecoach 2017
As promised, Shania Twain debuted her brand-new single, “Life’s About to Get Good,” during her Saturday night (April 29) set at the 2017 Stagecoach Country Music Festival. Readers can press play above to watch.
“I wasn’t just broken, I was shattered,” Twain begins in “Life’s About to Get Good.” Twain clearly used her messy divorce from her former husband and producer, Robert John “Mutt” Lange as inspiration for the song: In the song’s second verse, she sings, “I had to believe that things would get better / I tried to forget you, forget her.”
“I was at home, looking out at the ocean, and I said to myself, ‘Here I am stuck in this past of negativity, but it’s so beautiful out. I’m not in the mood to write a feeling-sorry-for-myself song,’” Twain recalls of the inspiration for “Life’s About to Get Good.” “You can’t have the good without the bad. And that’s what the song ended up being about.”
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“Life’s About to Get Good” will be the lead single from Twain’s first new album in 15 years. The single is scheduled for release in June, with the album due out in September.
“I let the songwriting lead the way and let the stories go where they wanted to go,” Twain says of the album. “I wanted to make sure I nurtured the authenticity and the acoustic elements in the album … 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.”
Twain calls her forthcoming new record “an exercise in independence,” noting that it took “a huge leap of courage” for her to create the project alone.
“I just kept challenging myself,” Twain says, “and telling myself, ‘Okay, you’re going to write this album and we’ll find out what you’re made of these days.’”
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