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There were reports producer Joseph Henry "T Bone" Burnett had attended Shania's last concert of the latest run. Any thoughts about this possible collaboration?



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Have y'all noticed that Shania's instagram and facebook pages have been posting more honors that shania has received this past week. The article of why she needs to record an album and country musics most beautiful woman....sounds like she is getting ready to announce something big!

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Maroon 5 has produced some great party music; my main criticism was based on their album sales considering that they are heavily promoted. Their singles do sell millions, but when the average single costs .99 to 1.49 to purchase, that isn't saying much. Adam has to work double time as an actor, performer, and songwriter. 

I have listened to Shakira since the 1990's and her newer material and image changes are rather disappointing. However, my favorite thing about the new Shakira is her dancing. Most U.S. Top 40 fans only know her as a hip swiveling Latin blonde who sings party music. The people who knew her before the crossover recall her sensitive, quirky, poetic and independent spirit in her rock compositions. Her hair was black, she was rounder in shape and dressed more conservatively onstage. Her story is complicated because she had to "crossover" thrice before she made it in U.S. Top 40 pop; first in Colombia, then Miami Latin pop and later Hollywood. Some segments of the Latin press were merciless critical and cruel towards her sometimes calling her the dark, chubby and homely chick with the voice of a goat. Here in America, she is seen as the cool and sexy Latina with great moves. It would be interesting for Shania and Shakira to collaborate. The have been in the business for about the same amount of time (Shakira's first album was in 1991 and Shania's in 1993) and if they wrote a Latin rock meets country song together, that would be fantastic!

Speaking of Garth Brooks, I wonder why they never got together back then. Perhaps scheduling conflicts kept them from meeting and collaborating.



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Do you think there's still a chance that Shania could launch a surprise album before end of year? Beyonce launched her surprise album on December 15th last year. "Codyandshania" stated  that during her june 1st show  she said she was writing and recording daily. The picture of her in the studio doesn't necessarily mean that she started recording a few days/weeks ago.....She could have finished it for a while. Still no news about the live show DVD ...  She could make a huge surprise announcement with a new album , a live DVD  and a new world tour soon . What do you think? 



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Do you think there's still a chance that Shania could launch a surprise album before end of year? Beyonce launched her surprise album on December 15th last year. "Codyandshania" stated  that during her june 1st show  she said she was writing and recording daily. The picture of her in the studio doesn't necessarily mean that she started recording a few days/weeks ago.....She could have finished it for a while. Still no news about the live show DVD ...  She could make a huge surprise announcement with a new album , a live DVD  and a new world tour soon . What do you think? 


I'm thinking about that all the time and I wouldn't rule that out. I also don't think that she started recording a few days ago. I the summer her body didn't look that exercised. People noted that she put on weight and looked like she was pregnant. It looked like she didn't exercise like before. Maybe because she didn't have the time due to recording. And no country diva released the rumored surprise album. Taylor Swift's album wasn't a surprise album.



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I thought there was suppose to be a Thanksgiving Day special....right?

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I thought there was suppose to be a Thanksgiving Day special....right?


Haven't seen or heard anything yet regarding when the "Still The One" Vegas show TV special will air. Back in July when it was recorded some people were saying November and some were saying December. Looks like now it'll be December after Shania's residency is over.



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Ok, thanks for the info.

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Writing, writing, writing.

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There is a bathtub in the background lol.

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Melanie wrote:

There is a bathtub in the background lol.


 Good eye, Melanie. It looks to me like she may be recording demos/worktapes as she writes. I remember in her book she said she loved the acoustics of a bathroom. Took me forever to spot the tub though. I was like what the heck is she talking about. Haha



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codyandshania wrote:
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There is a bathtub in the background lol.


 Good eye, Melanie. It looks to me like she may be recording demos/worktapes as she writes. I remember in her book she said she loved the acoustics of a bathroom. Took me forever to spot the tub though. I was like what the heck is she talking about. Haha


 Haha. Well, this picture here is cropped. You can see the bathtub better in the other picture she posted on Twitter.



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I bet she has a bathtub in every room of the house. Lol. She can afford that



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I bet she has a bathtub in every room of the house. Lol. She can afford that


Maybe she is sleeping in a bathtub lol.

Yes, she can afford that but maybe this is a hotel. The desk or whatever that is looks so ugly.



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There is a bathtub in the background lol.


 Good eye, Melanie. It looks to me like she may be recording demos/worktapes as she writes. I remember in her book she said she loved the acoustics of a bathroom. Took me forever to spot the tub though. I was like what the heck is she talking about. Haha


 Haha. Well, this picture here is cropped. You can see the bathtub better in the other picture she posted on Twitter.


Here is the uncropped pic.

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Dang it, I am happy just to see Shania recording, regardless of what her working conditions look like! You don't have to be rich and famous like her in order to do this. I think recording ourselves is a great way to have an audio diary and keep track of our thoughts and feelings. If we sing into it, fine. This day in age with modern recording technology, this can be done for a few hundred dollars of an investment. But if money's an issue or one's always on the go, just get a digital audio recorder for under US$100 and git 'er done. We can also record in the bathroom if we so please.

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Guys,

It's December and no female country artist has pulled a 'Beyonce' yet. Beyonce's surprise album was released on December 13, 2013. Keep your eyes peeled. Not saying it is for sure Shania or that it could happen in December. However, the Radio DJ from Pulse said he couldn't say who it was but that it would be before the end of the year. 



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I'm almost skeptical it will happen. If it does, my money is on Reba (especially after she announced the Nash Icons business). I would be surprised (pleasantly) if it were Shan, but social media makes it seem like she's still working on her album. We'll see. In any case, I'm excited to see who it is. Didn't this person also say that there would be other "Beyonce"-type released in other genres? I haven't seen those happen either. It would suck if they all happened on the same day because I think a lot of pop acts could easily outshine Shan's surprise release (hypothetically).

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I'm almost skeptical it will happen. If it does, my money is on Reba (especially after she announced the Nash Icons business). I would be surprised (pleasantly) if it were Shan, but social media makes it seem like she's still working on her album. We'll see. In any case, I'm excited to see who it is. Didn't this person also say that there would be other "Beyonce"-type released in other genres? I haven't seen those happen either. It would suck if they all happened on the same day because I think a lot of pop acts could easily outshine Shan's surprise release (hypothetically).


I don't know that it will be Reba, because she said she still has some songs to find and record, but it could be. I don't remember him saying the other genre 'Beyonce' move. If that were the case I would assume that sort of already happened earlier this year with the U2 album. 

As for the multiple releases on the same day, that would be a HUGE bummer imo. Shania is not as well known as she was in the 90's or early 2000's. Because of this, I could see another act easily overshadowing her surprise release (if she were the one). If it is Shania, and it is just her album that day, I think she would have a good chance at success. 



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Dubyalicious wrote:

but social media makes it seem like she's still working on her album.


I wouldn't believe everything Shania's posting on social media. She or her management posted this picture of her with her guitar working on a new song while she was in Vegas but it was obvious that this picture wasn't taken in her Caesars palace penthouse.



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but social media makes it seem like she's still working on her album.


I wouldn't believe everything Shania's posting on social media. She or her management posted this picture of her with her guitar working on a new song while she was in Vegas but it was obvious that this picture wasn't taken in her Caesars palace penthouse.


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She could already have an album done and just needs to get a producer...remember back right after her divorce when we heard that she was staying with her sister in Canada and writing her heart out.  There was also a rumor someone posted that they had heard one of  the songs she had written and it was "haunting" and very emotional...if the album that she releases is not stuff that she wrote around the time of her divorce then I wonder what the album will be about.  The best songs that are ever written are written out of pure raw emotion...that would seem to mean that songs about how she felt with the divorce and what her best friend did to her would be a great subject area but then that would mean reopening old wounds that will never really heal for her anyway!!  Will be interesting to see what is on the new album.  I mean let's face it the album can't be a whole album of Today is your day type songs!!  It can't all be roses with no thorns or it won't be honest or real and I don't think fans will connect with it as easily.  People want to know the story in song about the emotions she felt during one of the worst times in her life...I know that sounds awful but this is just the way the world works. Maybe she is thinking she can keep all those raw emotional songs locked up in the wine cellar never to see the light of day but that's really not being realistic from a musical standpoint.  The best music is always packed with emotion whether happy or sad.

Just was thinking about all this and wondered if anyone else had been thinking the same way

Warmest regards as always,

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Oh yeah I forgot about U2 -- they were almost definitely one of the "Beyonce" releases, especially since the user talked about it being a deal with Apple and the album showed up on everyone's iPhone/iTunes or whatever.

The photo was posted 22 November. Was she already back in Vegas? The last leg didn't start until the 30th. I vaguely remember something about her going back a little early but I'm not sure when that was. Anyway, it's definitely true that the photos could be old but I don't necessarily see why they couldn't be recent too.

I would love to hear some of the heartbreaking songs she's written, but I don't know if we ever will. Very few of her past songs have ever gone there, she's very private, those songs probably won't be hits... I don't think she has an incentive to release them. I hope she does, but I'm not holding my breath. It makes me wonder how much she sees recording music as her "job" and how much of it is being an "artist." Like she has a lot to say and could make a very personal album, but at the same time does she care about album sales? So would she be more inclined to get a pop producer to make the songs more "mainstream"? I think maybe yes. (I have a hard time believing she sold 30 million albums and now doesn't care album sales--I would!) Just some of my thoughts.

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The photo was posted 22 November. Was she already back in Vegas? The last leg didn't start until the 30th. I vaguely remember something about her going back a little early but I'm not sure when that was. Anyway, it's definitely true that the photos could be old but I don't necessarily see why they couldn't be recent too.


 I was referring to the photo that she posted in October and a few days before she posted "just landed in Vegas".



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Here she talked about releasing sad/dark songs (at 3:23).

"I probably should at some point. Maybe for my own good even."



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those songs probably won't be hits...


 Sad music can sell very good as well. Adele is the perfect example.



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Aren't we embarking on the 20 year anniversary of the release of "The Woman in Me"? Life is short, we should plan a celebration for the people who have used this forum!

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Here she talked about releasing sad/dark songs (at 3:23).

"I probably should at some point. Maybe for my own good even."


Hi,

Maybe she should stop and realize that her sad songs and the things she's been through might help someone else through a difficult time.  Music touches people in many ways for many different reasons...music makes memories.

Just my thoughts

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Hi,

Maybe she should stop and realize that her sad songs and the things she's been through might help someone else through a difficult time.  Music touches people in many ways for many different reasons...music makes memories.

Just my thoughts

Warmest regards as always

Tonto


In the Rolling stone interview from last summer she said:

"There are probably less upbeat songs. I would say it's more half and half compared to what I would've done in the past, where I would've leaned more towards mostly uptempo songs. I still want to remain positive with my lyrics and stay in that mode with my music, because I enjoy uplifting myself, if you will, with my songs. But at the same time I'm going deeper, and I'm being more realistic with my point of view on things."



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On the new live from Vegas album coming out in march, do you think its possible she could possibly have some new material on it?



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On the new live from Vegas album coming out in march, do you think its possible she could possibly have some new material on it?


Huh??? It's the songs she sang in her Vegas show. Hence the title "Live from Vegas".

Tracklist
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01. I’m Gonna Getcha Good!
02. You Win My Love
03. Don’t Be Stupid (You Know I Love You)
04. Up!
05. I Ain’t No Quitter
06. No One Needs To Know
07. Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under?
08. Any Man of Mine
09. That Don’t Impress Me Much
10. Honey, I’m Home
11. (If You’re Not In It For Love) I’m Outta Here
12. Come On Over (Acoustic)
13. Love Gets Me Every Time (Acoustic)
14. Rock This Country! (Acoustic)
15. Today Is Your Day (Acoustic)
16. You’re Still The One
17. From This Moment On
18. Red Storm
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I just hope that we'll get the "The Woman in Me" interlude in the DVD. They cut it off during the tv special aired in Norway and I suppose it'll be cut off by ABC too.

Anyway, I just re-watched for the zillionth time "Shania Live in Chicago" and I have to say that now she sings WAY better than 12 years ago. She can hit the high note at the end of IGGG, FTMO and AMOM are just perfect.

You can really see that she's worked hard on her voice.



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I just hope that we'll get the "The Woman in Me" interlude in the DVD. They cut it off during the tv special aired in Norway and I suppose it'll be cut off by ABC too.

Anyway, I just re-watched for the zillionth time "Shania Live in Chicago" and I have to say that now she sings WAY better than 12 years ago. She can hit the high note at the end of IGGG, FTMO and AMOM are just perfect.

You can really see that she's worked hard on her voice.


It doesn't look "The Woman In Me" interlude will be on the DVD either.

Tracklist
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1. Opening
2. "I"m Gonna Getcha Good!"
3. "You Win My Love"
4. "Don"t Be Stupid (You Know I Love You)"
5. "Up!"
6. "Good, Bad and Sexy" (Interlude)
7. "I Ain"t No Quitter"
8. "No One Needs to Know"
9. "Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under?"
10. "Any Man of Mine"
11. "Shania Style" (Interlude)
12. "That Don"t Impress Me Much"
13. "Honey, I"m Home"
14. "(If You"re Not in It For Love) I"m Outta Here"
15. "Carrie Anne"
16. "Come on Over"
17. "Love Gets Me Every Time"
18. "Rock This Country!"
19. "Today Is Your Day"
20. "Black Horse, White Horse" (Interlude)
21. "You"re Still the One"
22. "From This Moment On"
23. "Red Storm" (Interlude)
24. "Man! I Feel Like A Woman!"
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Baby, come back: We want to hear new music from...

By Katie McLaughlin | Thu February 19, 2015

-The triumphant return of Missy Elliott has us wondering when she'll release some new material
-What musicians do you wish would release new albums?

An audiophile can dream -- and when we do, it's always in 24-bit/192kHz resolution.

These are the artists we're wishin' and hopin' and thinkin' and prayin' will release new albums in the not-too-distant future.

Missy Elliott: We never imagined we’d ever be uttering the phrase “Missy Elliott won the Super Bowl,” but there we were more or less conceding that, yep, the New England Patriots should turn over their rings to the rapper after she killed it during the halftime show as Katy Perry’s surprise guest. The performance led to a spike in sales of Elliott’s hits on iTunes and fans are begging for more. It’s been a whole decade since Elliott released her last album, 2005’s “The Cookbook.”

Billy Joel: The people who were born the year Billy Joel released his most recent studio album are turning 22 in 2015. It’s been nearly a generation since 1993’s “The River of Dreams” dropped. The Piano Man has certainly kept fans happy with a busy concert schedule, but we wouldn’t mind a few new tunes in the ol’ Joel discography. C’mon, Billy, we’ve waited for the longest time. We’re all in the mood for a melody.

Tracy Chapman: Tracy Chapman catapulted onto the scene back in 1988 with her eponymous debut album containing the smash (no pun intended) hit “Fast Car.” For the next 20 years, she steadily released new music -- her other mega-hit being 1995’s “Give Me One Reason.” But her most recent album was 2008’s “One Bright Future.” It’s been too long.

Guns N’ Roses: Back when everything was as fresh as the bright blue sky, Guns N' Roses' classic lineup consisted of vocalist Axl Rose, lead guitarist Slash, rhythm guitarist Izzy Stradlin, bassist Duff McKagan and drummer Steven Adler. Slash parted ways with GN'R in 1996. It isn't particularly surprising that GN'R is on an indefinite album hiatus. Their last two albums came 15 years apart. Their most recent album, 2008’s "Chinese Democracy,” only featured one original bandmate – Rose. But hope springs eternal. Guys, we totally get that sometimes you need some time on your own, but we're hoping that with just a little patience some all-new material will surface one day.

Shania Twain: Shania Twain's Las Vegas residency wrapped up last December after a successful two-year run, and fans think it’s about time the country superstar at least makes an announcement regarding another album. Twain has uttered some vague rumblings about wanting to get back in the studio, but it's been almost 13 years since 2002's "Up!" dropped. Lack of a concrete announcement has fans down, proving that she's still the one they run to.

Paul Simon: Maybe it’s because even after all these years, Paul Simon flawlessly nailed “Still Crazy After All These Years” during last weekend’s “Saturday Night Live” 40th anniversary special that we have a little bit of tunnel vision. But it’s been four years since Paul Simon released any new material. With no news of when we’ll hear some new tunes, we have to say: we love “The Sounds of Silence,” but not literally; at least not when it comes to Paul Simon.

Dr. Dre: Dr. Dre turned 50 this week, a wakeup call to fans that not only is the rap trailblazer AARP-eligible, he also hasn’t released a new album in 16 long years. It’s hardly plausible that we’re bound to forget about Dre anytime soon, though. He produces songs and albums for a plethora of top artists, and at this point he may be more famous for his wildly successful headphones, Beats by Dr. Dre. In addition, Dre need not worry too much about hitting the half-century mark because he’ll be forever young. Seriously, his real name is Andre Young.

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Shania Twain is writing new music

March 23, 2015

She’s already announced an upcoming tour, but could Shania Twain also be working on a new album? The Canadian superstar teased that she was writing new music this week by sharing a glamorous, seaside photo with her guitar on Twitter.

In the snap, the 49-year-old singer is sitting outdoors on a beachfront deck as she strums her guitar. She has a laptop in front of her and her headphones on. Shania simply captioned the photo: “Writing,” along with a guitar and paper-and-pen emoji.

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Fans are understandably excited over the possibility of new music from the country-music icon, who is prone to teasing big announcements via social media. Last month, she confirmed that she would be going on tour for the first time in more than 10 years.

In December, Canada’s country queen said farewell to Las Vegas and ended her two-year residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. Then, late last year, she revealed that she was hoping to release a new album in 2015 – her first in more than a decade. Though no further details have been released so far, the new photo seems to confirm Shania’s plans to release another record.

Meanwhile, Shania’s Rock This Country tour is set to kick off this summer, with one dollar from each ticket sale going towards helping children in need.

Sitting down with Hello! Canada Editor-In-Chief Alison Eastwood, earlier this month, the singer promised that the tour will be one for the ages.“It will rock!” she said excitedly. The tour includes six Canadian stops – Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Edmonton, Hamilton and Winnipeg.

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Matthew Koma More Than Just a Vocalist [Interview]

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When you first started listening to dance music, chances are one of your favorite songs featured Matthew Koma. As EDM blew up, Matthew Koma’s voice was unmistakable, as he appeared on monster tracks from Zedd, Hardwell, Showtek, and others. But as many may not know, Koma’s career extends far beyond singing. He is a songwriter, producer, and as many are beginning to discover, he’s also a DJ. We caught up with Matthew Koma between his debuts at Ultra and Coachella.

What else are you currently working on?

I’m finishing up my album which should come out later this year and I’m excited about that but it’s taking up a lot of my time. I’m working on a few collaborations, one with Flux Pavillon, one with Dillon Francis, working with Kelly and Britney…I’m also working with Shania Twain on her record. I’m all over the map. Me and Rivers Cuomo from Weezer did a few tracks. It’s great to have different outlets.

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Matthew Koma Never Sleeps: Working With Britney Spears and Shania Twain, Touring The World And Oatmeal Ambitions

by Bradley Stern | PopCrush | August 13, 2015 11:06 AM

When Matthew Koma arrived in our New York office yesterday, he’d just come in from doing an event in New Jersey, where he’d just landed from Los Angeles right after spinning a DJ set in Las Vegas, which happened just after touching down in San Francisco following a stop in Germany, and, right before that, Ibiza.

A whole summer tour? No, that was merely the past 72 hours.

If the blur of crowded airports, customs officers, strobe lights and sweaty clubs has worn him down, he doesn’t show any outward signs of exhaustion: “You just can’t think about it,” he advised with a smile while recounting his overstuffed itinerary from the past few days. “Breakfast for dinner happens a lot.”

Even if you’ve not been formally introduced to the 28-year-old musical multihyphenate by name, you already know his work — and likely his voice, too.

As a songwriter, Koma’s crafted dozens of pop gems and dance floor anthems in the past few years, including Zedd‘s Top 10 global hit, “Clarity (feat. Foxes).” He’s worked with some of the biggest names in pop — Kelly Clarkson, Hilary Duff and Carly Rae Jepsen all have album cuts barring Koma’s name in the credits — and he’s just added two bonafide legends to his repertoire: Britney Spears and, unexpectedly, Shania Twain.

As a singer (which he doesn’t consider himself to be — more on that later), he’s supplied his distinctive chops on festival-ready smashes for Alesso, Hardwell, RAC and Tiesto. But as an actual artist in his own right, Matthew is only just getting started.

Last week, the singer-songwriter formally announced his newly inked deal with RCA Records with the debut of his cheeky new single “So F**kin’ Romantic”, a throbbing, horn-filled surge of energy that feels like an appropriately joyous celebration of his latest feat.

In between an ongoing tour and hitting the studio with pop royalty, Matthew sat down and discussed songwriting, his forthcoming debut record and building a cross-platform musical legacy. (Err…and potentially an oatmeal store, too.)

Bradley Stern: Let’s start with “So F**kin’ Romantic.” I think the most interesting thing — right out the gate — is that you say “f–kin’” in the first second. It’s a bold move for your lead single! Was there any hesitation with deciding to put this song out?

Matthew Koma: No, I don’t know. In a lot of the songs that I’ve released or been a part of in the past, I’ve come from…I wouldn’t say a serious place, but a more serious place than this. This just felt like something kind of fun, and it came about naturally. It felt suitable. It was something to listen to with a smile on your face. It didn’t feel risqué or anything like that. It’s just a sincere caricature of sorts. I don’t think anybody could really take it too seriously and say “I’m so f**kin’ romantic!” It didn’t feel like it carried the weight of the cuss — it’s just part of the humorousness.

Somewhere in the song’s press release you said it’s about a sense of overconfidence, like you’re “Ryan Gosling’s middle ab.”

Totally! To me, that’s what’s been fun about the song. It’s a statement of overconfidence — it’s an exaggeration.

Is it safe to say this isn’t really a representation of what you’re building for your debut then?

As far as my personal life, yes, absolutely. It’s 100% what I’m building everything on as a foundation.

[Laughs] Right, of course.

I feel like I’ve gotten to show a more serious side through songs like “Clarity” or “Spectrum” or “Years,” and through songs like “Wasted” and “Cheap Sunglasses,” there’s been a bit more of that cheekiness. I think the record kind of continues on building along that thought process, because those are both sides of me. There’s not necessarily just one lane that I belong to, or that I only write one specific thing. I have that serious side and I have that playful side, and I think this is a representation of that particular side, which is absolutely a part of the record, but it’s not defining in the sense that this is the only side of the record.

You’ve written a lot of songs, presumably, that were meant for you and ended up going to other people. Kelly Clarkson’s “Someone,” you said, was for you originally.

Yeah. It’s funny. The best songs always come from a place where you’re not necessarily thinking about it for another person. If you’re treating it as if it’s your own, regardless of who records it, it still needs to go through that same process. I don’t necessarily think about it in terms of ‘Oh, I’m writing for so-and-so’ unless it’s a specific sit-down with somebody for their record.

When I heard that she had liked the song — that kind of voice delivering that song as a songwriter? It’s awesome. She’s an incredible talent. You never know what songs are going to go where necessarily, especially now. It’s such a single-driven world. It’s almost the equivalent of 10, 15 years ago, being able to put out a record where people would absorb all those songs. Now, being able to have different artists and different voices as vehicles for the songs, it’s nice to be able to release a couple different songs around the same two-to-three month period that maybe you wouldn’t be able to do just as yourself.

I was just listening to “Breathe In. Breathe Out.” A great record, by the way. Was that part of a writing camp situation or was it written with her in mind?

I never do writing camps, per se. If there’s an opportunity to write with an artist, and I like the artist, I’ll work on something catered to what I think could be a cool angle for them, but it’s usually always based on a conversation I have with the artist. I don’t want to just pitch a song blindly. It’s more of like: Who are you? Where are you coming from? What’s your vision? What do you like? How can we marry that to what I do? I can help you execute your vision with my toolbox.

With her, it was a mix of both. “Breathe In. Breathe Out.” was written specifically for her. “Arms Around A Memory” was a song that I had previously written, and it just kind of fit the script after conceptually speaking with her about what she’s going for. It’s always different. Every song, it’s never the same process or birth. It’s always so specific to the situation.

And she’s super cool, too.

She’s super sincere. Super hard working. From the standpoint of working with a lot of different artists, that really matters. That’s who’s going to go out there and sell it. You’re making what you do a part of their world, and to feel good about the person doing it just makes it a lot more rewarding.

You had some studio time, or you’re continuing to, with Britney. What is that like?

She’s extremely talented. It’s funny getting to work with her sometimes, you know, because you just think about the history and how much of pop music is influenced today by things she’s done and invented.

It’s gotta be surreal.

It’s super surreal to sit there and hear Britney Spears sing one of your songs. It’s like — it’s one of those things on the checklist. You know, I checked off Kelly Clarkson too. There are very few of those marquee artists where it’s like, okay, check, that’s really cool. It just feels like…it holds a different weight.

I love working with new artists because you’re always getting to start with a clean palette and something that hasn’t been treaded on yet, but when you’re working with artists like that…I’m producing Shania Twain’s album right now, and that’s another complete—

Wow, that’s out of left field!

Yeah! You go back and you’re like “Let me reference one of her old records to see what they were doing on ‘Man, I Feel Like A Woman.’” It’s like…jeez. It’s crazy!

Before I get to Shania, which I’m very interested in, everyone’s always fascinated: What is Britney like in the studio, and what is the recording process like?

Super, beyond pro. Beyond sweet. Comes in. Nails it. Knows the tunes. With her, it’s been a very different thing, case by case. There are songs where she has a lot of input, as far as “I wanna go for this vibe and this is what I’m listening to, and this is what I’m into and this is what I want to execute,” and there are other times where she’s like “This song speaks to me. I learned it and I wanna kill it.” And she does. She’s been wonderful.

There’s one song that’s inspired by…

Squeeze.

Squeeze, yeah. What is that all about? That seems entirely unlikely.

It’s cool. It’s a little left-of-center. I’m a huge Squeeze fan, so anytime I can — no pun intended — try to squeeze them or Elvis Costello into some sort of influence in whatever it is we’re doing, the happier I am. I’m excited about how the music’s coming out.

And you’re working with Tinashe as well?

Great voice.

Potential superstar.

Oh, absolutely. She’s one of those cases where, after you meet with her, it’s not an if, it’s a when. She’s just doing it. People catch on as they catch on because she’s just good. Just real. Another example of a voice bringing a song to life, where you’re just like “Wow, she brought another texture and another dimension to something that I had.” It’s an amazing thing to feel like “Okay, you took something that I had and made it way better.”

Humbling!

Every step of the way.

Back to Shania — I couldn’t see that coming. How did that happen?

I randomly saw a tweet one day, and it was a photo of her in her car saying she was singing along to “Suitcase,” one of my songs. She had heard my music through her son. I went to go see her show in Vegas. We wound up hanging out for a bit, connected and starting working on music together. It just clicked. Before I knew it, we were in the Bahamas starting pre-production and listening to a bunch of her songs. It’s just been a great relationship. It’s been really fun. She’s been touring a ton and I’ve been touring a ton, so we’ve had to do a lot of it remotely. So we just talk a lot and keep sending ideas back and forth and we’ll block out chunks of time to connect in person. You don’t find a sweeter person. You can just sit there and talk to her for days — about her experience, about that table — she’s just such a well-rounded, great person. It’s been such a pleasure to work with her.

And she holds a best-selling record for her album (Come On Over)…

And you would never know. You would never, in a thousand years, think that she was anybody different than someone who went to college and got a degree and pursued whatever it is they’re passionate about. She just looks at it as a gift and loves what she does, and loves the craft, and is married to the craft. Truly. Maybe more than anybody I’ve ever met. Just married to the craft and the art of songwriting and creating. It’s all about that for her…it’s truly sincere.

Does that mean we’re getting electronic Shania?

No, not at all. No, no. It’s definitely a departure in some ways from some things she’s been a part of previously, but in no way is it an insincere stretch. It’s her vision that I’m hoping to execute.

You wear several hats, because you’re also touring as a DJ.

Yes, and hats get crushed in luggage. Thank you for noticing.

With DJing, how is that compared to songwriting? It’s a totally different vibe.

You know what it is? People ask that a lot. Sometimes you play band shows. Sometimes you play acoustic shows. Sometimes you DJ. They’re all just vehicles for the songs. I consider myself first and foremost a storyteller and a songwriter. I never consider myself a singer. I use my voice as a tool.

You do sing well, though.

Thank you. It’s funny, because a lot of people discovered me first and foremost as a voice for features, and they’re like “Oh, I thought you were a singer.” Well, no…

Right, you’re mid-tour right now as a DJ.

It’s great. It’s another way to deliver the songs. A lot of the songs that I’ve been fortunate to be a part of have connected with an electronic audience. To be able to go and play for those people, it’s incredible. It’s just as satisfying to stand in front of a crowd that’s singing back. In some ways, it’s even more of a license, because I’m getting to play songs that I’ve written or produced that I didn’t sing on, which is something you can’t necessarily do in the context of a live show. To be able to play “Clarity,” because it’s a song I’ve written and see the response firsthand, is something that I wouldn’t be able to experience without that platform. It’s totally different than the other ways I tour, but I love it. It’s great. We’re pretty deep right now in tour.

You were just in Vegas.

Just got back from Vegas. We were in Ibiza — two weeks there, four shows, festivals…

How was that?

It was great. We did shows with Steve Aoki and Hardwell. It was fun. We’re about to go to Tokyo. We’re about to do some US stuff. About to do a really cool show in Mexico with Brandon Flowers. Just kind of all over the map…

So, you don’t sleep.

I never sleep.

You couldn’t. How could you?

I never sleep. I love coffee very much.

You’re off to a different country every week?

It’s insane, yeah. In the next two weeks, we’re in Mexico, China, Canada, Japan, and then — just to keep it normal, we’re in Denver and Chicago and San Francisco. We’re all over.

Your body can’t even adjust to that.

In the past 72 hours, we did Ibiza to Germany, Germany to San Francisco, San Francisco to Vegas, played a show in Vegas, got offstage, took 7 hours of traffic to get to LA, dropped some bags off, was home for 3 hours and took a flight to New York. Drove to New Jersey, did an event there and then drove back here, and then we go back to LA tonight for shows this week. It’s just non-stop. But it’s great! It’s fun! You just can’t think about it. You can’t try to plan — breakfast for dinner happens a lot. You just kind of go with it.

Do you want to still be doing this in five years? Do you have different ambitions?

I want to open up an oatmeal store, for sure. I love oatmeal. Particularly overnight oats — I think they’re the greatest thing in the world. I totally wanna open up my oatmeal store one day. But, I still feel like I’ll open it and have somebody else run it so that I can do what I’m doing right now.

One day.

It’s funny. The goal has always been [to be an] artist first and foremost, and I’ve been really fortunate. That’s what I’ve been able to do and continue doing. It’s great to be able to work on something like Shania, which is so different, and such a challenge mentally and musically, and outside of the lane for what people know me for. I just did a song with The Knocks for their album, which is something more in the lane of what people know me for. I’m getting to do my record. Me and Flux Pavilion just did a song that’s totally different. Dillon Francis and I are working on something. I’m getting to do stuff that kinds of ticks all the boxes for me personally, as far as being satisfied. I don’t like working on the same stuff over and over. I’m the person who makes a record or makes songs, and three weeks later, I’m like “Oh, that’s old. What’s next?”

Are there any particular tracks you’re excited by on your own record?

I just wrote a crapload in Ibiza that I’m really excited about.

So the album’s still coming together?

No, it’s done! I just never stop. It’s a finished record, but until it’s out…

You’ll just keep going.

I’m excited to have a real, recorded version of ‘Suitcase’ out there. There’s only been a live version. There’s a song called “Day & Night,” which is probably one of my favorite songs I’ve ever written that I’m excited for people to hear. I almost try not to get too caught up on people listening to just one record. God willing, it’s a continuous conversation. It’s not just this album or this song, it’s about the next twenty years of finding and building an audience to just keep talking to and having a conversation with.

Safe to say we can expect some collaborations?

Yes and no. I worked with people on it, but it’s definitely time to step out on my own. It’s a record where people can say they’re getting familiar with me as me. I have been a part of so much that is collaborative, and I think that is a base and a foundation created where people can say, ‘Okay, that’s his world.’ But of course, I worked with some people on the record.

Any people down the line that you’d love work with?

Man, so many. I mean, I’ve been really fortunate to work with [Bruce] Springsteen — he’s been my hero forever. To be a part of anything creative with him has been awesome, and will be awesome in the future. Probably just my heroes. I’m a huge Elvis Costello fan. I’d love to do something with him one day. There’s a band out called Dawes that is my favorite band on planet Earth, who think I don’t want to ever meet or work with because I love them so much that I just don’t want to — but in theory, yeah, I would love to work with them.

This kid Jai Wolf, I think he’s really talented. I’ve been doing some stuff with him. And a kid named Tim Gunter, who’s also really talented. They’re kind of newer producers that I’ve been doing some stuff with that I’m looking forward for people to hear. They’re on the cusp of cool stuff.

Awesome. And do you have a song of the summer?

You know what? I’m going to shout out Jai Wolf and give him “Indian Summer.” It’s appropriate. It is an indian summer — and it’s a hell of a track.

“So F**kin’ Romantic” is out now. Check out Matthew on tour through September.

http://popcrush.com/matthew-koma-interview-britney-spears-shania-twain-so-romantic/



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Well, it looks like a new album is really on the works... the question remains the same: when will we have the pleasure to listen to at least ONE new song?

She said near the end of the tour maybe she'll perform one or two new songs but with her tour schedule I highly doubt she'll be able to find the time to finish a song or two.



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Well, I will admit when I am wrong, looks like I will be eating some VEGAN humble pie...looks as if she is going to put out a new album. GOOD FOR HER. I WAS WRONG. I wish her all the luck and success concerning her new music.

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I'm really excited to hear her work with Matthew Koma, but I'm not getting too excited right now. They're both touring, and Matthew Koma has an album that still hasn't been released. So IMO - though I am glad to hear these details - it looks like more of the same.

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Dubyalicious wrote:

I'm really excited to hear her work with Matthew Koma, but I'm not getting too excited right now. They're both touring, and Matthew Koma has an album that still hasn't been released. So IMO - though I am glad to hear these details - it looks like more of the same.


 So you're saying there is a chance I won't have to eat VEGAN pie, because Vegan, ya, it sucks. :)



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Well your vegan pie might be coming, but I think we still have a hot minute before a whole album comes out, haha.

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From Facebook:

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Yesterday was the last show of my ‪#‎RockThisCountry‬ Tour. I stayed at the venue until the very last truck left. For the past 5 months I have had the GREATEST audience and worked with the absolute best people! I wish it never had to end.

Now that everybody has left I am a feeling a bit sad... But also so excited to continue to work on my new music. Stay tuned!

6:37 PM ET - 28 Oct 15

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Looks like things are progressing...

Matthew Koma @MatthewKoma

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My home for a while...producing a record I am VERY excited about.

4:20 PM ET - 2 Nov 15

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Matthew Koma @MatthewKoma

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Shania Twain. Day 3.

10:15 AM ET - 5 Nov 15

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Why would Shania Twain pick a producer with not much experience?  Am I missing something? Also Shania Twain said when she did a interview on CMT Canada that she had a couple of producers. Do you think a new album next year Tommy?



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Why would Shania Twain pick a producer with not much experience?  Am I missing something? Also Shania Twain said when she did a interview on CMT Canada that she had a couple of producers. Do you think a new album next year Tommy?


Who knows why Shania does the things she does. She's unpredictable. As far as a new album next year, I would say yes. But again, who REALLY knows with Shania. She's supposed to go on tour in Europe or something else might come up. You never know...



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I place higher odds on her announcing she is pregnant before an album comes out. Kidding. Who knows. I have learned to be happy with what she has produced. 3 mega successful albums, 4 if you include greatest hits is quite an accomplishment. I wonder if I, as a fan, would rather be content with her work to date and nothing more....or would I rather have one more album that is mediocore at best? Of course I would want a great album, but would I want a less-than great album? Don't know to be honest. In Tommy's terms it's like seeing Jordan play for the Wizards after having a great career. Emmit going to the Cardinals. Guess with Shania I am stuck in the past with respect to her music.

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I like Matthew Koma. It is very Shania to choose to collaborate with a pop singer/songwriter; remember Mutt had only done rock music before hooking up with Shan. I think Matthew could be a neo-Mutt and help her "get her groove back" so to speak. Will it be a country record? I don't know. But I think (hope at least) it will be a great record.

That said, I'd rather never hear a peep from Shan again if the alternative was her releasing mediocre music.

Also, I'm gonna call it now - a European tour is not happening. I hope we get a "comeback tour" a la Cher (or at least an updated Vegas show) in the future, but I seriously doubt Europe will see a Shan tour. :(



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Here is Kevy's prediction, now everyone read carefully lol There will be a European tour in the spring or summer of next year. Also her album will be released before August of next year. Chow for now.

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HumbleKevy wrote:

Here is Kevy's prediction, now everyone read carefully lol There will be a European tour in the spring or summer of next year. Also her album will be released before August of next year. Chow for now.


I hope.



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