Shania Twain NOW Album FULL Reaction and Review
Are you wondering about the GREAT Shania Twain's latest album 'NOW'? Well It is time for anohter album reaction and review and this album is the center of my attention today.
Let me first say I am a a pretty big Shania Twain fan going back the late 90s and early 2000s. I really loved a lot of her songs . The songs: Any Man of Mine, Man! I feel Iike Woman, Party for Two, Ka- Ching! ( this is a little talked about one and one of my very favorite numbers of hers.This is one of the few times where she discusses something other than love and relationships), From This Moment On, You're Still the One , That Don't Impress Me Much. I really enjoyed her Up album quite a bit too!!!
So I have a lot of fond memories of her music and time. I was stoked to hear that she would be releasing a new album. I was a bit concerned though because generally artists come back a little different after such a long hiatus.
She has been through quite a lot over the last 15 years or so. One of them being her vocal chords going though an ordeal where she had a lot of struggles even being able to sing.
One of the biggest setbacks was the break up of her and her husband/ music manager. I believe this was one of her biggest events of her life that left her feeling pretty shocked to say the least.
Though enough of this.... let's get on to the album itself.
Swinging with my Eyes - So the album starts off light and fun with. It was one of the first singles and the music video reintroduced her to everyone agian. I was little surprised at her see through dress but she looked lovely. I loved this song upon first ,second and third listen.
Home Now - which kind of acts like a homecoming of sorts. She is basically saying she has been away a while but now she is back where she belongs. It was quite a journey but she is back and strong.
Light of My Life - is a favorite of mine and gives off this 60s vibe. This is definitely more subdued pop and less country. I found it different and very enjoyable.
Poor Me - was the first song where I felt like she was really breaking down her story of what happened during the events of her BIG break up. This is just one of the songs that seems to address this. I really like how she goes back and forward with the use of "poor" and "pour". This idea works out well and goes from 'poor me' to 'pour me' a drink to get over this.
Who's Gonna Be Your Girl - is classic Shania and country the way only she does. It is favorite of mine especially with that repeating melody at the beginning and repeating through to the song. It has a coolness to it and I feel like I should be out driving late night listening to it. This is defintely a winner!
More Fun - gives off his tribal feeling and more of that signature Shania sound that she established over a decade and fun to listen to.
I'm Alright - goes in to further detail from where 'Poor Me' left off. It was uncomfortable, sad, and kind of heart wretching to hear her tell her experience. It becomes very real and anyone who has ever been in a cheating partner situation can feel the realness here. Even if you haven't been in her situation you can sympathize. I like the fact that she admits things went awry but she is moving forward!
Let's Kiss and Make Up - is one of my least favorite numbers to be honest. It isn't a bad song but kind of mediocre to me in comparison to the stronger songs that come before and after it. It is a light fun number but not much more to remember here.
'Where Do You think You're Going' - is probably my favorite song off the whole album and there were some good contenders for this spot. It is a ballad and her vocal delivery is spot on and very convincing. It is calling out to an ex lover and saying I am on your side babe! It could easily go on a soundtrack of a movie, honestly.
'Roll Me On The River' - is a fun tribal vibe ready to seduce the listener and take you on an undercover adventure. It is fun and sexy all at the same time!
We Got Something They Don't - It si a good motivational song and will please those hardcore Shania Twain fans I believe.
Because of You is a sweet song and basically thanks her lover for helping her become the person she is.
You Can't Buy Love - THIS IS A THROWBACK EARLY 90s gem. It reminded me a lot of "Dancing on Sunshine". I just want to get up and dance around the kitchen with this one. I just want to repeat it right after it's done. It's a great feel good song!
Life's About To Get Good - This was one of the first singles as well and pretty much covers what the bulk of her album is about. It addresses the pains of the past and the healing process and moving forward. It puts a smile on my face and faces the harshness of life as well as the joys too! This song rocks point blank! One of the best songs on here hands down!
Soldier - is a great patriotic ballad and sends love from one lover to another overseas or wherever they may be. It makes me feel proud and longing for a great love of my own. This is of excellent quality and belongs on the best list!
All in All - wraps things up the album on a somber note. It tells of going through and coming out on the other side smarter, stronger and facing life head. It makes you realize things aren't Tha bad honestly.
The album over all gets and A from me. The production is strong. Songwriting solid and her vocals are lovely to hear!
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