It’s been over a decade since Shania Twain has released a studio album, but the country singer admits fans might not have to wait too much longer to hear new music. In an interview with Rolling Stone, Twain says she has most of the songs together for her next LP and is currently looking for a producer.
“I’m pretty much there with my songs, and I’m really just sitting on the fence in regards to a producer,” she said. “So I’m listening to a lot of records, doing my homework there, and trying to determine who is the right match.”
Having dropped her most recent album, Up!, all the way back in 2002, Twain admits feeling pressure to release new music. While she wants her new music to be perfect, she also hopes her album showcases her evolution as an artist.
“I’m different, I’ve evolved, and I want that to be reflected in the music,” she said. “At the same time I don’t want to abandon the root of what I am. So it’s just really determining where am I really at and just looking through that. It’s not as obvious as it seems it should be.”
Twain promises songs that cut a little deeper than her previous upbeat hits. “I enjoy uplifting myself with my songs,” she admitted. “But at the same time I’m going deeper, and I’m being more realistic with my point of view on things. It’s really such a personal journey making a record, but even more so writing the songs.”
Twain said there are so many producers to choose from, it’s overwhelming to figure out where she wants to go with the project. Currently in Las Vegas performing a residency at Caesars Palace, Twain says while it’s likely she’ll test out her new material on her audience, it is still too early to tell.
“I’m only recently freed up from going into one production and just getting geared up to go into another one, which should be the record.”
Shania Twain returns to Las Vegas for her residency at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace on October 15. Her upcoming record is still TBD.
– Annie Reuter, Radio.com