Shania Twain Prepares To Enter The ‘Next Chapter’ Of Her Career With New Song, ‘Waking Up Dreaming’

Shania Twain was happy to announce that she’s not done with releasing new music this year. The “That Don’t Impress…


Madeleine O’Connell

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September 20, 2022

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Shania Twain was happy to announce that she’s not done with releasing new music this year. The “That Don’t Impress Me Much” singer revealed that this Friday (Sept. 23), she’ll be dropping her latest song titled, “Waking Up Dreaming.”

The international superstar shared the news on social media and expressed her excitement for it to finally be available for her fans. 

Her caption read, “Every time I get to announce something like this I get such a rush of adrenaline and nerves – it never gets old… I am super excited to share with you that my new song ‘Waking Up Dreaming’ is coming out this Friday!!”

In the cover art, Twain dons a tan cowboy hat, stylish high-heeled boots with a pink marble pattern and a white silk skirt.

She went on to explain that she’s been staying busy the last couple of years between recording her new music, working on her documentary, Not Just A Girl, and finishing up her Las Vegas Residency. 

Twain added, “It’s been such a creatively fulfilling time for me, I can’t wait for this next chapter and ‘Waking Up Dreaming’ is just the start.⁠”

The initial reveal alone was enough to get fans amped up, but the singer took things a step further when she posted a teaser clip of the new song on TikTok. 

“No we won’t stop at the ceiling / So let’s keep waking up dreaming,” she sang in the chorus over a compilation of concert footage from her early career. 

“I’ll be blasting this snippet till Friday. Can’t wait for it,” one user wrote while another said, “This sounds like it could one of Shania’s best tracks ever.”


Smashing down obstacles and Waking Up Dreaming! #newmusic #letsgogirl

♬ Waking Up Dreaming – Shania Twain

“Waking Up Dreaming” will follow the release of her latest compilation project, Not Just A Girl (The Highlights), which also serves as the soundtrack to her Netflix documentary of the same title. The documentary premiered on the streaming service in July and features interviews with Lionel Richie, Diplo, Avril Lavigne, Orville Peck, and Kelsea Ballerini and showcases plenty of Twain’s behind-the-scenes moments.  

According to ELLE, she is planning to release a new album in 2023 and the film confirmed the speculations as she was shown in the studio in London working on tracks for the upcoming project.

“I am here in London finishing my album – and getting with some great UK talent and creatives,” she teased. 

Shania Twain; Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for ACM
Shania Twain; Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for ACM

Earlier this month, Twain also wrapped up her Las Vegas residency, “Let’s Go!” at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, which began in December 2019. She took to social media to share a few heartfelt words as she experiences the end of an era. 

“Ending a tour or a residency is always so heartbreaking. The journey you go on with your team is always unique and bonding and the access you have to your beautiful fans is so special and exciting – so it’s very hard to say goodbye. It was worse in the 90’s when I didn’t have social media to at least be able to say to those paying attention here – thank you to all the people who make the show possible, those on stage with me kicking butt and those behind the scenes also kicking butt – thank you to my fans, thank you for choosing to spend your time with me, thank you for the support, thank you for your uplifting energy and the love in the room. Twain Town is a special place where we all choose to love one another and accept one another – we come together to PARTY – and I will miss you all  #LetsGoVegas”

Shania Twain will release her new song on Friday, Sept 23 via UMG Nashville. Further details regarding her upcoming album and future performances have yet to be announced.

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Madeleine O’Connell graduated from North Central College with a bachelors degree in Journalism and Broadcast Communications before deciding to pursue her studies further at DePaul University. There, she earned her masters degree in Digital Communication & Media Arts. O’Connell served as a freelance writer for over two years while also interning with the Academy of Country Music, SiriusXM and Circle Media and assisting with Amazon Music’s Country Heat Weekly podcast. In addition to Country Now, she has been published in American Songwriter, Music Mayhem, and Holler.Country. Madeleine O’Connell is a member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.