Shania Twain's new album is closer than you think

By Jason Scott
July 7, 2016

Shania Twain has been writing and recording for several months now. All her hard work is presumably for her new studio album, the followup to 2002's Up! -- which included both a green (country) and red (pop) release. On Wednesday afternoon (July 6), producer Jake Gosling tweeted some rather exciting news. "Been a pleasure working with @shaniatwain on her new album I can't wait for you to hear #friends," he posted, linking to his Facebook page and a photo with Twain in the studio.

Studio photo is above.

It is unclear whether Twain's new album is titled Friends or if it is simply one track of many. Also, the past tense of his tweet could indicate the album is completely finished or he only produced one or more songs. Additionally, Twain tweeted on Thursday (July 7) about taking a break from the studio in England (see below). Stay tuned for updates on this story only on

Previously, Gosling has worked with such acts as Ed Sheeran, Christina Perri, One Direction, James Bay, All Time Low and many others. In 2014, he won ASCAP's Song of the Year for co-writing Sheeran's mega hit "Lego House," off his 2011 debut studio album +

The only new music Twain has released in 14 years is 2011's one-off single "Today is Your Day." Four years later, in 2015, she released a live album, Still the One: Live from Vegas -- a massive collection celebrating her two-year residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.

Below is a long string of tweets documenting Twain's progress on the new album in 2016: