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Shania Twain has confirmed quite possibly the best news of the year.
The country crooner revealed in an interview with Rolling Stone that she's already got new music lined up for a new album and that she's currently in the process of seeking out the best producer.
The "Still the One" singer spoke with the music mag, from her Swiss château, of course, about the progress she's made in completing her forthcoming tracks.
"I'm pretty much there with my songs, I'm really just sitting on the fence in regards to a producer. So I'm listening to a lot of records, doing my homework there, and trying to determine who is the right match."
When asked who her recent musical inspirations have been lately, she was eager to name a few famous faces that have influenced her.
"This is last year, but I'm really stuck on Lana Del Rey. I've been listening to that one a lot more and kind of stuck on the sound of that record," she said.
"I really love Raising Sand as well—Alison Krauss and Robert Plant. So that goes to show you how lost I am as far as production direction, because I'm listening to such a broad spectrum."
So what can fans of the brunette beauty expect from her first album since 2002's Up!?
"There are probably less upbeat songs. I would say it's more half and half compared to what I've done in the past, where I would've learned more towards mostly uptempo songs."
She added that there's been plenty of pressure (mainly brought on by herself) to make this long-awaited next record.
"I do want it to be perfect, and I want it to be something that I really enjoy and a product of my inspiration…it's been a long time."
She further explained, "I'm different, I've evolved, and I want that to be reflected in the music. At the same time I don't want to abandon the root of what I am."
We can't wait to hear what she has in store for us!
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