Just days after announcing a September 29th release date for her new album Now, Shania Twain dropped by NBC’s Today to co-host and perform as part of the show’s summer concert series. Twain sang her comeback single “Life’s About to Get Good” and debuted the Now track “Swingin’ With My Eyes Closed.” (Watch her sing “Life’s About to Get Good Above,” and “Swingin'” below.)
Before taking the stage, Twain sat down with the show’s hosts to discuss Now and her decision to return to country music 15 years after releasing her last album, 2002’s Up!.
“I’m a go-getter,” Twain says. “I’m a fighter. I have a lot of determination in me. I’m fiercely independent. That’s what motivates me: challenge, and facing my fears. Of course it was scary coming out again after so many years, and writing the whole album alone, which I did on purpose to push myself and really find and rediscover myself as a songwriter, because that’s really at the base of everything.”
She also played a round of “Country Confessions,” revealing that she wrote her 1997 Come On Over hit “From This Moment On” at a soccer game. “I write best when I’m really bored and I have nothing else going on,” she laughs. “And the game was really boring.”
During her concert set, Twain trotted out two old-school fan favorites “Man! I Feel Like a Woman!” and “That Don’t Impress Me Much.” The Nineties superstar is gearing up for the promo push behind her new album and appears on Rolling Stone Country‘s new 100 Greatest Artists of All Time list.