One of the reasons that country music stars are so beloved is because they write and sing songs that their fans can really relate to. And one of the biggest names in the world of country music is making a comeback after years out of the spotlight. Shania Twain is about to release a new album, her first in 15 years. And one of her songs takes a personal approach to a familiar theme; the end of a relationship.
First, a bit of background. Prior to her latest effort, Ms. Twain had not recorded since being diagnosed with a vocal cord disorder known as Dysphonia. She is convinced that the condition stemmed from the stress she experienced when she divorced her husband and longtime collaborator Robert “Mutt” Lange.
As for the song in question, it’s called “Who’s Gonna Be Your Girl?” In an interview, Ms. Twain described the song as a “mournful ballad.” She says the song is about her divorce and how hard it is to feel unappreciated. The song is also about the pain of realizing your partner has different priorities that you have to take a backseat to.
Hopefully, Ms. Twain’s as yet untitled album will find her in good form and be a fan pleaser. Certainly, it sounds like “Who’s Gonna Be Your Girl?” could be the kind of song that will hit home with many listeners. So often married couples find that with the passing of time they become estranged. And when the space between them becomes too great to ever fill again, they realize that it may be time to bring the show to a close.
If you and your spouse have grown apart, you might want to get in touch with an experienced divorce attorney. An attorney can give you the details of what to expect if you choose to end your marriage. The attorney can also step you through the entire divorce process, concluding with a settlement that can help set you up for the next phase of your life.
Source: Taste of Country, “Shania Twain’s New Album Features Song Inspired by Divorce,” Annie Reuter, Feb. 23, 2017