Shania Twain On Why She Went Topless For New Single, “Waking Up Dreaming” – “A Statement Of Being Comfortable In My Own Skin”

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Louie Banks

Incase you haven’t heard, Shania Twain is BACK.

It had been a hot minute since we’ve gotten some new music from the Queen of Pop Country, but last week, she released a brand new single called “Waking Up Dreaming.”

The song itself is an up-tempo, fun song that has a near ’80s feel to it, and it fits pretty seamlessly alongside some of those pop country bangers she was releasing in the ’90s.

However, there’s one thing in particular about Shania’s announcement that had fans spinning, and it was the fact that she posed topless for the song announcement.

And now, in a recent interview with The Sun, she’s weighed in on why she decided to make the topless move:

“I styled that photograph myself, it was all about taking off the bra, taking off the shirt, tying the shirt around my waist. This is a statement of being comfortable in my own skin and just being really myself.”

Of course, with everything in today’s world, there’s been a lot of criticism, along with a lot of praise, that has been thrown at the 57-year-old over the move, but she said in response:

“You have to be strong, I never really get angry with criticism. You can’t please everybody, that’s normal.”

Another intriguing point in the interview, was when she started talking about a future possible musical she has planned, featuring her hit songs as well as a biopic of her life story.

She admitted:

“Yes. Both of those things are possibly in the future. All sorts of things are in the pipeline. I’m writing songs all the time and the Netflix documentary (‘Not Just A Girl’) has been a huge talking point in my life and career.

There’s all sorts of things coming up but things I probably can’t talk about right now. But I’ve got a very busy few years ahead of me.”

Not to mention, she opened up about her sixth studio album in the works and “Waking Up Dreaming,” her first single in five years:

“I’m really excited about cheering people up. This album is very chirpy and I’m very frank with my lyrics on it, so it’s not a fluffy, lyrical album. It’s a happy album.

I had a very productive songwriting pandemic period and as much as we were isolated, it was almost like I wanted to cheer myself up, and that just came out in the music. It’s so danceable.”

Check out “Waking Up Dreaming” below:

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock