Twain releases first disc in 15 years
Friday, September 29, 2017
– Shania Twain released her first album in 15 years and fifth studio album overall today, "Now." The disc consists of a variety of styles with most veering towards the pop end. The release was preceded by the single "Life's About to Get Good" with the second single being "Swingin' With My Eyes Closed." The regular version contains a dozen songs, all written in part by Twain. The deluxe version contains four more songs. She co-produced the released with four different other producers.
Chase Rice is out with "Lions & Lambs," his debut on Broken Bow. Rice, 32, who wrote the single "Cruise" for Florida Georgia Line, put 10 songs on the new album. This is his fourth studio release. He had been on Columbia Nashville, which put out "Ignite the Night," which contained the hit "Ready Set Roll."
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When listening to Shania Twain's first album in five years, the listener is faced with making the big decision - blue or green disc. Green supposedly contains 19 country songs. With red, you get the pop version of those same exact songs recorded (international fans get a blue album with Asian sounds).
Twain may be generous with the amount of material here, but the overall effect is one of too much music and not enough quality. Yes, there are some country touches and instrumentation, but if you ...
Like a good many country artists in the HNC phase of country, success seems to breed a situation where artists turn their backs on the very genre which spawned them. After the massive success of "The Woman In Me," Shania Twain has strayed very far from country in what is essentially a pop album. Few of the 16 songs are country: the first single, the catchy, uptempo "Love Gets Me Every Time" with its killer three fiddle attack, "You're Still The One," "Honey, I'm Home," (a lousy job blues song, ...