Shania Twain Says Her New Single Is About Taking the Bad With the Good
Shania Twain has officially announced her brand-new single. In a press release on Tuesday (April 25), the country star confirmed that "Life's About to Get Good" will be released to country radio in June.
“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.”
Twain says that the chorus of "Life's About to Get Good' is “very celebratory and very happy" (quote via the Press-Enterprise). She also notes that the song is "optimistic.”
"Life's About to Get Good" will be the lead single from Twain's first new album in 15 years, which, the press release confirms, is due out in September. The release also confirms that Twain will debut her new single during her headlining set at the Stagecoach Country Music Festival on Saturday night (April 29).
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“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, after working with her now-ex-husband, producer Robert John "Mutt" Lange, since 1995's The Woman in Me.
"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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