Shania Twain joins Zane Lowe for an hour on Apple Music 1 to discuss her wide-ranging career as she touches on her new album, Queen of Me, out this Friday.
Shania explains why we’re celebrating success more than ever, and talks about the timeless catalog and the loneliness that comes with success. She also reflects on her appearance with Harry Styles during the set of Coachella and why she didn’t realize its significance in the moment. You can also watch her talk about why a creative reunion with
Shania Twain Tells Apple Music ‘I’m Celebrating My Success More Than Eve’r.
There are many things to celebrate. I probably appreciate, celebrate, and enjoy my success more than ever, not just in life.
Why Her Songs Never Get Old.
I let them go, but fans live them now. New fans, young fans, they reincarnate into songs and give them new meanings to me. The song never gets old because it’s so great to watch.
Shania Twain talks to Apple Music about the loneliness of success.
It is very lonely. Especially if you are a creative person or at the center of these performances. I mean, on tour, for me anyway, it takes a lot of discipline, sleep, eat, and travel. Good at living in. It gets very lonely every month. No time to socialize.
She didn’t realize the significance of her appearance during Harry Styles’ Coachella performance.g.
I was very relaxed about it and didn’t hide or hide it. I was just really relaxed. First of all, there is a casual before and after. Harry is fine. I didn’t realize the significance of the moment. Everyone’s reaction was amazing. And now I understand what the reaction was. Because the Harry family and his age group and their mothers who are even younger are listening to my music, they are in the backseat and they know my music.
At some point they memorize all the words. Those kids, these guys are coming to my concerts now. They are with their mothers and grandmothers or with many girls. They were little kids together, growing up together, hearing stuff like this. And it’s beautiful.
Shania Twain tells Apple Music that she had coronavirus and was flown to hospital.
Anyway, I have asthma and then had a terrible attack with COVID, which was very threatening. I had to be airlifted by a special team because no one else was going to take me to the hospital because you can’t pick up a COVID patient and take them to the hospital. So, naturally, they didn’t offer me a bed until they could confirm that this air purifier would take them there. It was so bad. I had COVID pneumonia and every day my lungs filled with inflammation.
Within 12 days, I was nearly dying. Thankfully, I had the plasma therapy and it worked.On the 4th day of the plasma therapy I had 0000.1 antibodies. I had no antibodies. I wasn’t fighting it. My antibodies were not building up and my lungs were becoming more and more inflamed.
I waited for the plasma therapy to take effect. That’s the sad thing. It didn’t run away with me. Rather, I think that the staff around me were really, really good. They didn’t tell me how many days of plasma therapy I had been unresponsive to before I was put on a ventilator. Look? I was halfway through what was considered my greatest cure. They didn’t say it, which was great.
She would like to work with ex-husband and producer Mutt Lange again, but I doubt that will ever happen..
I would love to do another album with him or just do a song, but I don’t think he will. I think he would shy away from it and not be interested. He’s turning that page so decisively that he wants the past to be behind him. yeah i don’t think that will ever happen. I think about it a lot, and it’s great.
Shania takes a break from music to talk about losing her ability to sing for a period of time.
I was so trapped in this dysfunctional voice that… thankfully, I was able to indulge in my parenting experience. In a way, I was lucky because I didn’t have any distractions. I was just a mom and loved every minute. It was so wonderful. But the loss of my voice, oh my god. It was like death. I truly believed that I would never return, that was all. I had to face it, and I spent those years coming to terms with the idea that I would never sing satisfactorily.7 years. I was so scared.
Shania Twain talks to Apple Music about enjoying her songwriting process.
I indulge in creative space and time. That’s my time. Part of it is really indulgence. I love it. I love putting songs together and taking them apart. So you can listen to old music. Because when I’m listening to it, I’m imagining what it would be like if this person had sung it, or if it was more of a jazz song. Because the song is never finished in that sense.
i indulge in it. i love to create. I love it, I tear apart songs, that is, a ridiculous number of times. But the other side of this is escapism, where spirit takes precedence over matter. To simplify, problem-solving ability rather than a simple mind. It could be the environment, it could be the mood. I’m literally going to get out of there and escape to songwriting.
I write music for myself. That’s my indulgence. This is what I love. If at some point I can no longer sing or play, I write music. I will write, write, and write. I write anything. So it’s forever… the worlds in which any song can live are infinite, infinite.
Shania Twain on songwriting as a therapisty.
Songwriting is such a therapy. It’s really a self-help process. It’s a quick fix if you want to change your mood. It can be an instant shift in spirit and perspective.