Shania Twain is preparing for the release of her new music material as she spoke with ET’s Sophie Schillaci Monday night on the red carpet on NBC’s The Voice.
“I have a new single coming out in June,” the country star dished. “So I’m kicking off the summer with a new song, and then I’m finishing the summer with the release of the album.”
The 51-year-old singer added that it’s going to be “the best summer ever!”
“It’s been such a long time since I put out a studio album,” she said. “I wrote the whole album myself, so it’s a real statement of independence.”
The Grammy winner who will be headlining the Stagecoach Festival (Coachella’s country music version) this weekend, reveals that she plans to debut the single at the event.
Twain added that she was at first nervous about the album, but now that it’s completely done, she fees “relieved.”
“Creative independence is something that I haven’t had in a really long time,” she explained. “It was really scary taking that leap. The album’s done, and I feel really good. The first single is so optimistic and hopeful — regardless of how bad life could get. I really needed that message.”
For the “Man! I Feel Like a Woman!” singer, songwriting and making music is a form of self-expression and “like therapy” for her.
“It’s my drug, my emotional outlet,” she shared. “Whether it’s sadness, anger, happiness, inspiration, whatever — it all comes out best in my songwriting.”