It may only be a few days into the New Year, but Shania Twain has come straight out of the gate with a brand-new song and a music video to match.
The Canadian-born songstress and top-selling female artist in country-music history just released “Giddy Up!” – a dance floor-ready tune, which serves as the opening track for her highly awaited full-length sixth album, Queen of Me, slated to drop in less than a month.
Queen Of Me comes out in one month (!) and Giddy Up! is another taster of what you can expect. This song represents the 'night on the town Shania' whose prerogative is to have a little fun and go totally crazy!! Go listen now!! 🤠 https://t.co/qX3rYQXs2s pic.twitter.com/gckjtHi937
— Shania Twain 💎💎💎 (@ShaniaTwain) January 5, 2023
“Giddy Up!” is all about relishing the moment and living for the day. The recording features Twain, 57, energetically displaying her distinctive pop/country vocals over a bouncy rhythm reminiscent of the sounds that gave rise to the hand jive dance, which rose to popularity in the 1950s.
“Smiles for miles / All up on my face (my face)/ Wear it, share it / Cause we ain’t got time to waste / Get to it,” Twain sings before heading into the infectious chorus. “Up in your giddy up/ Giddy, giddy up/ Up in your giddy up / Drunk in the city / Got litty in the cup/ Up in your giddy up / When it gets tough, gotta get a little love / Put some up in your giddy, giddy up.”
The accompanying clip, directed by Justin Marmorstein of Marmo Films, meanwhile, brings the tune’s bright melody and joyful lyrics to life as it features a delightful cast of people from all walks of life coming together for one purpose – to dance. With the turn of a stereo knob, Twain’s tune gets folks up and out of their chairs. They begin moving their bodies to the beat of the song from their respective public locations, which include a deli, laundry facility, car repair shop, local bar, and grocery store aisle. Twain also makes a cameo in the music video for good measure. She appears dressed in a denim jumpsuit and plays the role of a mechanic working in an auto shop.
“The saying “Let’s Go Girls!” is such a wonderfully uplifting sentiment now, but it’s just something I said during the recording in the studio, and I guess that’s the same for “Giddy Up!” Twain said of the track in a recent statement. “These lines come to me when I’m thinking about how to put a little “pep in my step.”
“I want people to feel good when they hear the new album,” she continued. “I want to set a celebratory tone, and “Giddy up!” is a way to call to the audience and say, “let’s get ready for some fun!”
“Giddy Up!” follows Twain’s previous releases, “Waking Up Dreaming” and “Last Day of Summer,” both of which will be included in her forthcoming Queen of Me album.
Other highlights to look for when the 12-song collection arrives include the title track and “The Hardest Stone,” produced by and featuring Twenty One Pilots singer Tyler Joseph.
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In the spring, Twain will embark on her massive headlining Queen of Me tour in support of her upcoming album.
The highly anticipated trek features supporting acts Kelsea Ballerini, Lindsay Ell, Hailey Whitters, Breland, Robyn Ottolini, Priscilla Block, and Mickey Guyton, plus Lily Rose, Talk, and Tenille Townes on select dates. Twain’s tour kicks off on April 28 at Spokane Arena in Spokane, WA.
Queen of Me, which will mark Twain’s first full album since 2017’s Now, arrives Feb. 3.