Shania Twain, 57, is the ultimate female powerhouse in pop country music, holding the titles for best-selling female artist in country music history and one of the best-selling music artists of all time.
In a recent interview with ET Canada, Twain shared a thoughtful moment between her and her 21-year-old son, Eja, and how he wrote the song “Number One” from her new album, Queen Of Me.
Twain first tells the story of when her son, Eja, encouraged her to bring her awards up from her “archive” in the basement. “He’s so inspiring,” she stated after describing the moment he asked to display her GRAMMY awards in their home. “He knows what I’ve achieved, he knows what I represent in my career,” Twain explains. A genuine, touching moment between a proud son and his mother.
Eja Didn’t Know His Song Made The Cut Until The Album Was Complete
Twain then opens up about Eja’s passion for music. “He lives it, he breathes it,” she states. On her new album, Queen Of Me, Twain even included the impressively written song by Eja, called “Number One.”
“I didn’t tell him it was on it until it was already done,” Twain explains. “I just didn’t want to get his hopes up too high.”
You can sense the love Twain feels toward Eja’s newfound dedication to music. “Number One” is the tenth song on the album and is a remarkable representation of Eja’s musical ability.
Twain understands that even though they are family, they each still have their unique taste. “We’re just in different places musically, which is why I chose his song, it really brought me out of my own comfort zone, my own phrasing zone, my own melodic zone, and it was a great experience to do that,” Twain explains.
“Number One” is a standout combination of country melody and an energetic, pop-inspired chorus. “Eyes closed, not asleep, wide awake beneath the sheets, number one, my number one.” The lyrics tell a classic story of devotion and desire for someone you love.
“Number One” Appears On Shania Twain’s New Album, Queen Of Me
Each song from the album is a modern take on Twain’s roots with a splash of her legendary twang we all know and love. With a little bit of edge, a little bit of sweetness, and a whole lot of uplift, this album takes her unmatched sound to a new level.
Queen Of Me is Shania Twain’s sixth studio album, which arrived on February 3. The project is motivating, vitalizing, and a true glimmer of spunk and positivity. Though her voice has changed since her previous battle with Lyme Disease, Twain has not fallen short of sending the message to be your own Queen.
The album’s title track, “Queen Of Me,” is a wild ride of punchy melodies and dynamic rhythms tied together to tell a story of self-empowerment and self-love.
Additionally, Twain will soon embark on a massive global tour, dubbed the Queen Of Me Tour, beginning April 15. The trek will find Twain visiting a combination of arenas, amphitheaters, and festivals throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe.
With over 70 dates booked, the tour will come to a close on November 14, with the final tour date being in Vancouver.