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Shania Twain Confirms New Album and Celebrates 48th Birthday

by Caitlin Carter   Aug 29, 2013 09:17 AM EDT

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Wednesday was Shania Twain's 48th birthday, but her fans are the ones who are receiving the gift this year — the announcement of an upcoming album, her first since 2002.

In an interview with Rolling Stone earlier this week, Twain said that she has several songs completed.

"I'm pretty much there with my songs," she told them. "I'm really just sitting on the fence in regards to a producer. So I'm listening to a lot of records, doing my homework there, and trying to determine who is the right match."

Twain said that she hopes her follow up to 2002's "Up!" will show a different, more current side of her life.

"I'm different, I've evolved, and I want that to be reflected in the music," she told them. "At the same time, I don't want to abandon the root of what I am. There are probably less upbeat songs...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."

A release date has not been set, as she is still hunting for a producer and will have more to work on in the coming stages.

Fans who can't wait until her new album to get their Shania fill can see her perform at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas, where she will kick off a second residency series starting Oct. 15 through mid-December.

However, she told Rolling Stone that she wasn't sure if she would be performing any new material in Vegas quite yet.

"I probably could start doing that, but I don't want to get locked into a performance mode with a song, either, until I've taken it a little further down the line."

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