June 17, 2011
Muscle & Strength Building Products nia-Twain-Today-is-Your-Day.jpg”>Shania Twain returns with her first single in six years, and it’s kind of a beautiful mess.
Kind of beautiful because it’s the most nakedly sincere she’s been on record, especially as a vocalist.
Kind of a mess because it sounds like a fan-made pop remix of a damn good country song.
It’s jarring to listen to the first couple of times, especially if you heard one of the far more sonically pleasing acoustic versions on her remarkably powerful reality show.
But it’s not the clunky arrangement that’s so jarring, but rather the pervasive sense of melancholy and self-doubt that seeped into the final version, going against the song’s lyric in particular and Twain’s rah-rah, positive thinking confidence that defined her signature work.
I don’t think that that Shania’s coming back, but as good as those classic records are, they’re not nearly as interesting as the pathos she’s displaying these days. She just has to find a better co-producer to capture it on record.
Written by Shania Twain
Listen: Today is Your Day