Now is the fifth studio album by Canadian singer and songwriter Shania Twain and her first in 15 years. It was released on September 29, by Mercury Nashville. In , after releasing her Greatest Hits album, following a severely weakened singing voice caused by Lyme disease and dysphonia , Twain took an indefinite hiatus from music, and at one point was unsure if she would ever be able to sing again. It is also Twain's first album since her self-titled debut studio album to not be co-written with or produced by her ex-husband Robert John "Mutt" Lange.
Shania Twain will release her first album in 15 years, 'Now. When Shania Twain took a break from the music industry more than a dozen years ago, she exited as a country-pop queen. She was unmatched. Unbreakable, even. This month, a very different Twain returns to the mainstream with Now. In his absence, Twain grabs the reins herself, writing every song here and sharing production credit with a handful of vets from the rock, pop and EDM worlds. The mood brightens during the chorus, though, where Twain delivers some of her strongest hooks in two decades. Nearly a decade after splitting with her ex-husband and former producer, Mutt Lange, Twain opens up about the divorce that left her desperate and rootless.
She once set the template for country to pop crossovers, but 15 years since her last album, the landscape in Nashville has shifted, leaving her behind. Along the way, Twain forged a singular artistic path. I Feel Like a Woman! Her last proper studio album, Up! Of those women, Lambert is the oldest, at Twain is now To say that both her age and her gender augur ill for a comeback on the radio is an understatement.
Raised in Timmins, Ontario , Twain pursued singing and songwriting from a young age before signing with Mercury Nashville Records in the early s. Her self-titled debut studio album was a commercial failure upon release in I Feel Like a Woman!