Following a surprise guest judge appearance on The Voice, Shania Twain revealed fans can expect new music from her very soon.


After staying out of the music scene for a few years, Twain confirmed that she will be releasing new music this year. “I have a new single coming out in June,” the singer said. “I’m kicking off the summer with a new song, and then I’m finishing the summer with the release of the album.” Her last single was released six years ago and accompanied her 2011 documentary series Why Not? with Shania Twain on the OWN network.

Twain teased that fans could possibly even hear her new work as soon as this week, possibly planning to debut her unnamed single at the Stagecoach festival on April 29. She also noted that the new album has already been completed.

“The first single is so optimistic and hopeful, regardless of how bad life could get,” the singer explained. “I really needed that message.”

Twain has always been open about her struggles, notably during her 2008 divorce from Robert Lange. She even revealed to Oprah Winfrey that she “didn’t want to live” after she discovered her husband had had an affair with her close friend.

Twain has since remarried and appears to be happier than ever. She seems more than ready to give fans a new album, her first since 2002’s Up!. “It’s been such a long time since I put out a studio album,” she said. “Creative independence is something that I haven’t had in a really long time… It was really scary taking that leap. The album’s done, and I feel really good.”

The announcement of her new single and album was made after a surprise guest appearance on The Voice, the first the show has ever had. “Loving every minute of this,” she tweeted out as she sat next to permanent judges Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani, and Alicia Keys. “Thanks again everyone for your support. Loved reading all your tweets! Good luck to the #VoiceTop12, thx for having me! #ShaniaOnTheVoice.”

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