Reporting Shannon Carlin
Say goodbye to the “My Heart Will Go On” Celine Dion you used to know and love, and say hello to a more EDM-influenced Celine.
On her new song “Loved Me Back To Life,” Dion seems to be channeling Rihanna, Miley and Katy with a heavily produced pop song written by Sia — who’s previously written songs for Rihanna and Christina Aguilera – that has her stuttering “back to life” over a bevy of synths. Listen below.
Along with the premiere of her new single, Dion also announced the release of her first English-language album in six years, Loved Me Back To Life, which is due out November 5.
The album — originally titled Water And A Flame – has her working with Babyface, who produced her cover of Janis Ian’s “At Seventeen,” along with a few key members of Adele’s team: Frasier T Smith, who produced “Set Fire To The Rain,” and Eg White, who co-wrote and produced “Chasing Pavements” off her debut album, 19.
Earlier this year, Dion spoke with Katie Couric and premiered the song “Water and a Flame,” a cover of Aussie singer Daniel Merriweather’s track off his 2009 album, Love & War, which features backing vocals from Adele. On it, Dion gets a bit more edgy, singing, “I’m tired of this empty house/ I need a drink to get me out/ I need a couple more to forget your name.”
Fans will also get a chance to hear “Unfinished Songs,” a song Diane Warren wrote for the British movie Song For Marion. Warren has been working with Dion for two decades and has written over a dozen singles for her, including “Because You Loved Me.”
Check out the tracklist for Loved Me Back To Life below.
Loved Me Back To Life tracklist:
01. Loved Me Back To Life
02. Somebody Loves Somebody
03. Incredible (duet with Ne-Yo)
04. Water And A Flame
06. Save Your Soul
07. Didn’t Know Love
08. Thank You
09. Overjoyed (duet with Stevie Wonder)
11. At Seventeen
12. Always Be Your Girl
13. Unfinished Songs