I’ve been apart of the Sinuous Magazine writing staff/family for a year and seven months, and I’m sure those of you who are very familiar with my writings know that I am a pop music junkie.
Artists of this generation such as Britney, Selena Gomez, Justin Timberlake, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Adam Lambert, and many more are just a few of the names you will find in my iTunes folder.
What some of you may not know, is that I’m also a fan of artists who came before them like Michael & Janet Jackson, Madonna, Prince, Mariah Carey, Cher, and Celine Dion .
So when I caught word that French-Canadian powerhouse vocalist Celine (simply known to me as Auntie Ce-Di) is currently prepping the release of her 11th English studio album (her 25th overall) Loved Me Back to Life , you can’t believe how excited I got.
Set to be released on November 5, 2013, the album is set to be her edgiest record to date. The album’s official lead single, which is the title track “ Loved Me Back to Life ,” released to radio and iTunes on September 3, and was written by Sia and produced by Sham and Motesart .
Sung in a minor key, the song is a different kind of power ballad for Dion, backed by a chorus that features a beat drop that could almost be described as dubstep.
Take a look at what she had to say about the song as well as working with other artists and producers below:
“There was a point in my career I can remember for maybe 10 years it was all about, ‘Who’s gonna hold a note longer? Who’s gonna sing the note higher?’
And that’s what the industry demanded. It’s not that we were in competition with each other. None of the singers who were doing that stuff wanted that… It has to evolve at some point, even if it’s just for yourself. I can’t wait to go onstage and sing these songs.
I’ve been gone for six years. There’s a time where you think, ‘Do you think people will write songs for me?’ I’m at the mercy of the songs because I don’t write my material.
But I could not believe what I was hearing. I’m not trying to reinvent myself, I don’t want people to think. ‘This is a brand new Celine,’ but I am at a place in my career where I’m 45, I’m at the peak of my life, and I’ve never felt like this before. I want to have a good time.”
The album also features songs written by Ne-Yo , including a duet called “Incredible,” as well as collaborations with Babyface, Tricky Stewart , and Swedish trio Play Production . I’m ready!