Shania Twain will be ending a 15-year album drought this fall.
The singer, currently serving as a Key Adviser on NBC's "The Voice," has announced a September release for her as-yet-untitled fifth album, her first since "Up!" in 2002. She'll release a new single, "Life's About To Get Good," during June.
Twain made the announcement during "The Voice" and released a statement about the single, saying, "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...You can't have the good without the band. And that's what the song ended up being about."
Twain tells us that she hopes the new album will open a new phase of productivity for her: "I want to write more. I want to make lots more records. I miss making records, and I haven't made enough records in my life and my career. I've done a lot more live performing than I have recording, so I want to do more of that. And I also...want to write songs for other artists, other artists that are coming up. I want to sit back and enjoy them having their moment on the stage and being proud that I'm part of their success and watching my music as the observer from the audience. So that's a whole other exciting phase for me that I look forward to."
Twain will be performing this weekend at the Stagecoach Festival in Indio, Calif.
Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist who not only covers music but has written books on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.