Life’s about to get good. No, really. Shania Twain is making a comeback!
The country pop queen announced her first album in 15 years on Tuesday, along with its first single, “Life’s About To Get Good.” Twain served up some of the info last night on The Voice, where she acted as a fifth coach on the reality singing competition and advised some of the contestants.
“I wrote the whole album myself, so it’s a real statement of independence,” Twain told Entertainment Tonight on The Voice red carpet. “Creative independence is something that I haven’t had in a really long time. And it was really scary taking that leap.”
So where can we hear this new ditty? Twain is headlining Stagecoach Festival this weekend, and she plans on debuting the track there. The official release comes in June, she said on last night’s red carpet, and the rest of the album will follow at the end of the summer. Here’s what she has to say about the comeback track:
“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 said in a statement.“You can’t have the good without the bad. And that’s what the song ended up being about.”
Unsurprisingly, fans are pumped about getting to hear new Shania this year:
I’m guessing Drake is no doubt excited for Shania’s comeback, too.
Back in December, Shania Twain was named Billboard‘s Women in Music Icon, and in their interview, she had teased that her album was on the way. “I do most of my writing in the bathroom. Or in the basement. Or on the beach,” she told the mag, revealing that she has been working with EDM producer Matthew Koma.
Twain’s been through a lot in the past 15 years, including a divorce from her husband, whom she found out was cheating with her best friend in 2008. Twain ended up commiserating with her best friend’s husband, Frédéric Thiébaud, and they later got married in 2011. And if that doesn’t seem dramatic enough to you, Twain also suffered a vocal injury at this time, preventing her from singing.
“I talk a lot more about pain,” she told Billboard about the lyrical content on her new album. “But I didn’t feel the need to be that literal about anger or hate. It’s very triumphant in the end. I felt like, ‘Whew! I made it through the album! I made it through writing all the songs!’ It was an emotional roller coaster, and the lyrics reflect that.”