Shania Twain Releases Music Video For Dance Floor Anthem … – Music Mayhem Magazine

January 6, 2023
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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Additionally, Twain was recently honored with the 2022 People’s Choice Icon Award. The country music legend also appeared as Mrs. Potts on Beauty And The Beast: A 30th Celebration.
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.
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Shania Twain says posing nude for new album helped her heal from childhood trauma – Smooth Radio

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Shania Twain is back as a bigger diva than ever before.
The country pop music icon is set to release her sixth studio album, Queen Of Me, on 3rd February 2023 much to the delight of her fans.
It'll mark Shania Twain's first new album since 2017's Now, and also marks a new era for the singer as she embraces a positive outlook on her life and her body.
She's already released two singles from her upcoming album to huge praise, firstly 'Waking Up Dreaming' and more recently 'Giddy Up!'.
But what attracted the most attention to Shania's new material is that she posed completely nude for the promotional artwork for her new album.
At the age of 57, she looks absolutely incredible and will no doubt be the envy of people much younger than her.
In a recent interview however, Shania bravely revealed that posing nude helped her heal from her previous trauma from being sexually abused as a child.
Shania has previously opened up about the abuse she and her family members suffered at the hands of her stepfather, Jerry Twain.
But in the recent interview, she revealed more harrowing details about the torment she was subject to as a youngster.
To deter her stepfather's unwanted attention, Shania would "flatten her boobs" and for a long time didn't feel comfortable in her own skin.
She tried to hide how she was growing into a woman and wanted to become unnoticed because "it was terrible – you didn’t want to be a girl in my house".
So after years and years of hiding, Shania took the decision to bare all by showing the world her body in all its glory.
Speaking spoke about her decision on the Today show, saying that she wanted to strip naked for her album as a way of overcoming the trauma she faced when she was abused as a child."“I don’t really love my body. I don’t love looking at myself in the mirror with the lights on or looking in the mirror at all at my body.”
The 'Man! I Feel Like A Woman!' singer did admit that she found the experience much tougher than she expected however.
"I did a whole shoot as part of the album artwork where I’m completely nude. And it was really scary" she told host presenter Hoda Kotb.
"I don’t really love my body. I don’t love looking at myself in the mirror with the lights on or looking in the mirror at all at my body."
She referenced some of the awful incidents that occurred during her childhood, saying: "My stepfather would fondle me up on the top and make me go without a shirt, and I was already maturing."
Shania went on to confess that the experiences she had made her want to "escape being in my own skin", but defiantly saying it's "the only skin I have so I don’t have a choice – otherwise, I’m going to hate myself for the rest of my life."
She doubled down on that choice and went completely nude, even though she was "petrified".
"I’m so glad I did it" she admitted. "I was petrified, but once I flicked that switch and dove into it, I’m like, ‘I’m all in.’ I committed 100 percent."
"I wasn’t thinking about what anybody thought. I didn’t think about who was in the room. This is about me. This is my moment to really embrace myself in vulnerable moments."
"It had to be vulnerable, where I felt that I was facing a fear of being judged, or being maybe even laughed at, at being embarrassed."
"But it was only empowering. It was really fabulous."
Shania Twain brings her upcoming album Queen Of Me to the UK in 2023 for a stadium tour. You can see the country pop music legend at on the following dates:
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Faim release new song, announce upcoming album will be their last – Punknews.org

Denver-based hardcore punks Faim have released a new song. It is called “Opus” and is off their upcoming album Your Life and Nothing Else due out March 3 via Safe Inside Records. Yesterday (January 5, 2023), the band announced that this would be their final album in a statement on Instagram which reads,

”Tomorrow at 12 EST, our final record, “Your Life and Nothing Else,” will be available for preorder through Safe Inside Records. This is a record we never thought we were going to write, but we are so thankful we did. It’s a culmination of all the thoughts and feelings and energy of this band. We will be touring through the summer and then playing a final show in October. This announcement is bittersweet. We are thankful to @safeinsiderecords for believing in us and supporting us to the end. Thank you to @maxyardbird for the painting and @jamescarrolldesign for the design. And thank you to @atomic_garden_east for recording with us again. There will be only one pressing of this record, so make sure you get it before it’s gone. We love you all. Thank you for everything.”

”Tomorrow at 12 EST, our final record, “Your Life and Nothing Else,” will be available for preorder through Safe Inside Records. This is a record we never thought we were going to write, but we are so thankful we did. It’s a culmination of all the thoughts and feelings and energy of this band. We will be touring through the summer and then playing a final show in October. This announcement is bittersweet. We are thankful to @safeinsiderecords for believing in us and supporting us to the end. Thank you to @maxyardbird for the painting and @jamescarrolldesign for the design. And thank you to @atomic_garden_east for recording with us again. There will be only one pressing of this record, so make sure you get it before it’s gone. We love you all. Thank you for everything.”
Faim released their two-song single Uninhabitable in 2022 and released their album Hollow Hope in 2020. Check out the song below.

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Every Arctic Monkeys Album Ranked From Worst to Best – Consequence

Where does The Car rank in the Sheffield rockers' impressive catalog?
This article originally ran in 2018 and has been updated.
Welcome to Dissected, where we disassemble a band’s catalog, a director’s filmography, or some other critical pop-culture collection in the abstract. It’s exact science by way of a few beers. This time, we sort through the best and worst of Sheffield’s finest.
Arctic Monkeys have enjoyed a two-decade reign as tastemakers and frontrunners of modern rock and roll. Their energetic guitars, indefatigable drums, and moody bass lines are what first caught our attention, but it was frontman Alex Turner’s writing that made us fall in love with them. Turner’s balance of poetic and picturesque meets blunt and brusque lyrics was a highlight from the first time we heard them as rowdy, North England teenagers.
Thanks to the then-burgeoning world of MySpace and the democratization of music, they were already considered the biggest new band in rock music since Oasis before their first album dropped. We’ve seen them through their early years, when they were passionately jaded and unpolished, all the way to their 2013 album, AM, where they brought us perhaps their most popular songs to date — and ensured their rightful spot as a regular festival headliner.

From their debut to 2022’s The Car, we’ve lovingly reminisced and re-listened to every album (like we ever stopped) in an attempt to make sense of the Sheffield rockers’ remarkable catalog.
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“Calm, Collected and Commanding” (Mood): Following the accelerated indie-punk of the band’s previous two albums, Arctic Monkeys opt for something calmer and more foreboding. Queen of the Stone Age’s Josh Homme, Humbug’s producer, is largely responsible for this stark musical change. It was recorded out of Homme’s studio in the desert, and he incorporated a sense of maturity and restraint, two key elements that distinguish Humbug as a historical shift in the band’s sound. Songs are slower and not quite as catchy, but this results in a gradual work. Humbug opens itself to the listener with each listen.
“I Play It on Repeat” (Catchiest Chorus): Humbug isn’t a record laden with instantly recognizable choruses such as “Fake Tales of San Francisco” or “Fluorescent Adolescent,” but its lead single, “Crying Lightning,” is bound to get stuck in your head. Its repetitive drum pattern and Alex Turner’s vocal melody complement each other to make for one of the most memorable choruses from this record.

“Through Curly Straws and Metaphors” (Standout Lyric): “What came first, the chicken or the dickhead?” from “Pretty Visitors”
“Oh, There Ain’t No Love” (Most Underrated Track): Although “Cornerstone” was released as the second single, it still doesn’t receive the attention it deserves. As one of two songs from Humbug written in a major key, “Cornerstone” is a standout among the album’s ominous atmosphere. However, don’t let the joyous instrumentation fool you; this is perhaps the most bleak song on the album. Turner desperately misses his ex-girlfriend and sees her everywhere he goes. He even insinuates the death of his former lover (“Under the warning light/ She was close, close enough to be your ghost”).

“One for the Road” (Best Live Song): “Pretty Visitors,” a song about the band’s immense success and their own live show, is also the most exciting from Humbug to witness live. It’s the most lively song on the album, and Matt Helders’ impressive drum fills infuse the song with a brisk, kinetic energy. The bridge is loud and brazen and slows down into one final sing-along chorus, a necessary element to an engaging performance.
“I Gotta Tell You the Truth” (General Analysis): Humbug is often an overlooked piece in Arctic Monkeys’ discography. Although it’s the weakest album they have released thus far, it’s still an integral part of the band’s style and history. It’s important to recognize what this record did for the band. It was a reinvention of songwriting that paved the path for albums such as Suck It and See and AM. It might not have as many memorable moments compared to their other albums, but this maturation was a necessary step in Arctic Monkeys’ evolution and success.
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Eagles’ ‘A Philly Special Christmas’ tops the album charts – The Philadelphia Inquirer

It scored No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Compilation Album chart while raising over $250,000 for the Children’s Crisis Treatment Center.
If this whole “going to the Super Bowl” thing doesn’t work out, maybe the Eagles offensive line should pursue music.
The charity holiday album A Philly Special Christmas recorded by center Jason Kelce and his O-line besties Jordan Mailata and Lane Johnson topped four Billboard album charts this week.
A Philly Special Christmas sits at No. 1 on Billboard’s Compilation Album chart, which is typically filled with things like movie sound tracks and whatever the Now That’s What I Call Music! series dredges up. It’s also ranked No. 4 on the Top Current Album Sales, No. 8 on Independent Album, and No. 9 on the Top Album Sales charts.
The latter tabulates top-selling albums weekly based on traditional album sales and streaming equivalents. There, our trio of Birds is accompanied by the likes of Taylor Swift, Harry Styles, and Fleetwood Mac.
Fortunately for the NOW! franchise, the Eagles’ chart-topping success is likely only a flash in the pan, since A Philly Special Christmas will not have another run of physical copies.
The concept for the seven-track holiday project allegedly started off as a joke between Kelce, Johnson, and Mailata, but became very real — and very successful — when several rounds of preorders for limited-edition green vinyls sold out in minutes. The album sold 3,000 copies before its official release on Dec. 23, and then nearly 11,000 more in the week that followed via digital album sales and streaming equivalents.
What exactly did Birds acolytes rush to buy? A chance to hear Kelce, Johnson, and Mailata harmonize on “White Christmas” and get jazzy on “Santa Claus is Coming to Town,” with proceeds raising over $250,000 for the Children’s Crisis Treatment Center.
» READ MORE: Every song on "A Philly Special Christmas," reviewed
Produced by The War on Drugs’ drummer Charlie Hall, A Philly Special Christmas is apparently really good — and not just in a “dude bros singing karaoke” sort of way. Inquirer critic Dan DeLuca said the “album rises above novelty status without taking itself too seriously,” buoyed by Mailata, whose silky vocals won The Masked Singer in 2022.

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After 2022's return, Michigan music festivals aim for bigger splash in … – Traverse City Record Eagle

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As Mark Lavengood of July’s third-year Smiling Acres Music Festival outside Trufant puts it: “Michigan is rich in artists, world-class music festivals, water: It’s all so connected. I think the sweet spot is that there is such a large listener base that trends toward going out to see a live show and for a weekend music festival as opposed to staying in.”
Michigan’s larger, more robust festivals attract fans from across the country and the world: Electric Forest, Breakaway Music Festival, Mo Pop Festival, Movement Electronic Music Festival, Upheaval, Detroit Jazz Festival and others.
Blissfest 2022 in Harbor Springs. This year’s festival is July 7-9.

As Mark Lavengood of July’s third-year Smiling Acres Music Festival outside Trufant puts it: “Michigan is rich in artists, world-class music festivals, water: It’s all so connected. I think the sweet spot is that there is such a large listener base that trends toward going out to see a live show and for a weekend music festival as opposed to staying in.”
Michigan’s larger, more robust festivals attract fans from across the country and the world: Electric Forest, Breakaway Music Festival, Mo Pop Festival, Movement Electronic Music Festival, Upheaval, Detroit Jazz Festival and others.
Blissfest 2022 in Harbor Springs. This year’s festival is July 7-9.
HARBOR SPRINGS — For northern Michigan music festivals such as Blissfest and Nor-East’r Music & Art Festival, the “picture-perfect days” in “a naturally beautiful state” — coupled with some of the country’s best bands and solo artists — creates an environment that’s unmatched anywhere.
So not surprisingly, the state’s music festival scene has exploded in the past 15 years — despite the interruption caused by the COVID pandemic — and event organizers are confident this community-fueled momentum will continue.
“Michigan is such a wonderful state and the music that comes out of here is some of the best in the country,” said Eric Janetsky, who’s organizing the 2023 edition of June’s Nor-East’r Music & Art Festival in Mio, which ranked No. 3 in a 2020 readers’ poll of favorite Michigan festivals. This year’s event takes place June 9-11.
“Nor-East’r tries to encompass the spirit of Michigan or the Midwest. Nor-East’r is about kindness. Our mission is that we want to create an all-inclusive environment for everyone who walks onto the festival ground, where they will say to themselves, ‘I am home.’ ”
That feeling of “home” could apply to dozens of the grass-roots festivals that have popped up across the state — and those that continue to emerge year after year — with most of them showcasing local and regional talent, along with national touring artists.
As Mark Lavengood of July’s third-year Smiling Acres Music Festival outside Trufant puts it: “Michigan is rich in artists, world-class music festivals, water: It’s all so connected. I think the sweet spot is that there is such a large listener base that trends toward going out to see a live show and for a weekend music festival as opposed to staying in.”
Lavengood and Janetsky both rave about the warm reception that music lovers have given these intimate home-grown festivals, especially last summer.
“Just coming back for the first time since the COVID pandemic, the entire experience was much more than we could have imagined,” Janetsky said.
“The attendees were so gracious, spirited, appreciative and good-natured. I will also say the same for the artists who performed. The camaraderie between musicians was so great to see. It was just a magical weekend.”
Lavengood, a guitarist and Dobro player who fronts the Mark Lavengood Band, called it “sincerely reassuring” to hear from satisfied festivalgoers “finding their new favorite bands” at Smiling Acres, a young boutique-style festival which plans to enhance its offerings for 2023 when it fires up June 30 — July 2.
Michigan supplements dozens of these homey, summer gatherings with larger, more robust festivals that attract fans from across the country and the world: Electric Forest, Breakaway Music Festival, Mo Pop Festival, Movement Electronic Music Festival, Upheaval, Detroit Jazz Festival and others.
Meanwhile, some of the most treasured, longest-running Michigan festivals such as Wheatland, Blissfest and Charlotte Bluegrass Festival continue to attract a new generation of fans as well as devoted attendees who make it an annual tradition.
“Michigan is such a naturally beautiful state, and in the summertime, we get to enjoy some picture-perfect days,” said Caroline Barlow, artistic director for the Blissfest Music Organization that launched the first Blissfest in 1981. Last year’s event outside Harbor Springs was the first in-person festival since 2019, due to the pandemic.
“Blissfest occurs in early July, so it feels like quintessential Michigan summer. Festivalgoers enjoy being outside on the expansive lawn, in the shade of the woods and feeling the breeze from nearby Lake Michigan. The 2022 festival was very celebratory. It felt great to gather and once again celebrate Bliss.”
The 2023 festival will take place July 7-9, with Barlow noting that literally 100 percent of performers surveyed this past year said “they would love to return to the festival. We consider that a success.”
She added: “There is a lot to look forward to in 2023. We are working hard to create another notable and dynamic lineup of traditional and innovative folk and roots artists. We’re excited to bring another year of enrichment to our patrons with more areas to connect with one another, jam together, learn together, and enjoy a weekend of inspiring performances.”
Music lovers can find a complete guide to Michigan music festivals at LocalSpins.com.
Email John Sinkevics at john@localspins.com.
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