Shania announces date for New Album & Single

Shania Twain will release her first album in 15 years this spring. The delay is partially blamed on a vocal cord condition Shania was diagnosed with shortly after her divorce from Robert "Mutt" Lange called dysphonia, which is described as a dysfunction in the ability to produce voice. Shania has received years of voice therapy to sing again, but her voice is now deeper than it was before. She told Rolling Stone, "I'm a different singer now. There was a lot of coming to terms with that. It's been one of the obstacles in my life I've just had to learn to live with."

Shania decided it was important for her to write all the music on the upcoming project, explaining, "It needed to be really pure and my own story and my own emotional journey. I was now alone all of a sudden, and I didn't want to shy away from it. And that's not a collaborative thing; it's a very personal thing."

The superstar admits the songs originally came from a negative place saying, "Most of them started off quite melancholy and a lot darker . . . It's just all of a sudden the light went on and there was light as well as darkness. There's a lot of songs that have that contrast on it that maybe are too subtle for the listener to even realize. (Writing songs) helped me come to terms with a lot of things emotionally."

While Shania's music of the 90s would be right at home on radio today, she says her new music is less pop-sounding.

The new untitled album is expected to be released in May, while the debut single will arrive at radio in March.

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