Shania Twain is ready to release new music to fans after a gap of 15 years.
While speaking with Entertainment Weekly, the 51-year-old Canadian country-music icon, who recently wrapped a two-year Las Vegas residency and a 2015 Rock This Country tour, reveals she’s ready to debut her fifth studio album in the spring of 2017 as a follow-up to her 2002 album Up!. “I’m so overdue,” she says. “I feel like I just need to keep making albums now.”
Twain says that for her comeback album, she’s drawn on old melodies she’s stored on her various electronic devices at home. “I’m forever backing things up,” she says. “So if it’s a rainy day or I’m bored, I’ll go through my electronics and listen to things. They’ll have titles like ‘Fun beat’ or ‘Fab memory.’”
As one of the best-selling female artists in history, the country star reveals that the upcoming album features a combination of “painful and melancholy ballads that evolve into completely upbeat songs.” She describes the recording process as feeling like she had “climbed a huge mountain and was standing on top of it, looking God in the eye.”