Yes, it’s been 15 long years since Shania Twain has put out new music, but believe us when we say that the queen is back better than ever. Country music’s highest selling female artist of all-time performed two new songs off her forthcoming studio album on the Today Show this past week, and it’s almost as if nothing has changed.
Twain stopped by the morning show to perform during the Citi Concert Series held on the Plaza throughout the summer. She also chatted about her upcoming album, Now, and exemplified her overwhelming joy to get back on stage. Readers can press play on the video below to watch Twain perform her newest single “Life’s About to Get Good.”
“You know what? I’m really feeling the love! I didn’t realize how appreciated I was. Honestly, I think distance makes the heart grow fonder. And it works both ways—I really missed the fans and I’m loving just being with them again and feeling the whole joy of everything,” Twain exclaims to the Today show hosts.
Twain also opened up about how her upcoming album came about, and the treacherous journey it took for her to get there.
“I’m a go-getter. I’m a fighter. I have a lot of determination in me and I’m fiercely independent and that’s what motivates me, challenge. Facing my fears and of course, it was scary coming out again after so many years and writing the whole album alone, which I did on purpose to push myself and really find and rediscover myself as a songwriter ‘cause that’s really at the base of everything,” Twain said.
The talented singer/songwriter also played a round of “Country Confessions,” revealing that she wrote her 1997 Come On Over hit “From This Moment On” at a soccer game. “I write best when I’m really bored and I have nothing else going on,” she exclaims. “And the game was really boring.”
In addition to debuting two new songs, Twain also performed her iconic hits “That Don’t Impress Me Much” and “Man, I Feel Like a Woman.” Her much-anticipated upcoming studio album, Now, is due out on September 29.