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Shania Twain Writing Personal Songs for New Album

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Shania Twain will celebrate the one-year anniversary of her residency in Las Vegas, performing her ‘Still the One’ show, but she already has her eyes on her next project.

The Canadian says she is working hard on her next album, which will be her first release since her multi-platinum 2002 record, ‘Up!’

“I’m writing different,” Twain tells the Las Vegas Blog. “My song direction is different, just stylistically. I think it’s just because I’ve been spending so much time writing by myself.”

The songstress, who went through a much-publicized split from her first husband, writer and producer Mutt Lange in 2008, says she is enjoying the freedom to make music that represents her own personal taste.

“Before I was writing so much in partnership with Mutt that that influence was split, and mutual,” she explains. “Now I’ve been left alone in my own, stylistically, so I think that will be the biggest difference. I think the sound of the record will depend a lot on the producer, and that will be more where the outside influence comes in, in the production.”

The 48-year-old, who found success on both the country and pop charts, says the new set of tunes will be a blend of both genres.

“I do think there will be a contrast there for sure,” Twain explains. “That is already just who I am anyway. Even if I was producing it myself I would maintain a level of contrast. I think that’s why it has worked so well to make the records that I make. The rock and country is something I am attracted to so I think that wide, broad spectrum of contrast is going to remain. I don’t think I would ever make a straight rock album. It just wouldn’t feel right if I didn’t make that blend in there somewhere.”

While Twain might still be working out the details for the new record, she is already clear on the direction she wants to go. “[I want] to really just talk in my songs and make it something meaningful for myself that I can appreciate it as a personal experience when I’m performing, probably more than ever before,” she notes. “I’d say that’s a good guess as far as the direction I am going to take it.”

Twain’s ‘Still the One’ show will run through Dec. 2014. Tickets for the show, which is held at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace, are available for purchase here.

Next: The Top 10 Shania Twain Songs

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