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Shania Twain – Picture: David M. Benett/Getty Photos for Common Music, Björn Ulvaeus – Picture: Hutton Supancic/Getty Photos for SXSW

Shania Twain has mentioned her love of ABBA, and the potential of a Mamma Mia-style musical based mostly on her songs, throughout an look on Björn Ulvaeus’ Björn From ABBA & Associates Radio on Apple Music.

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“Once I listened to a few your tracks,” Ulvaeus advised the famous person Canadian artist, “it’s very a lot storytelling, which signifies that you can most likely make a musical. I did Mamma Mia on ABBA songs,…have you ever ever considered that?”

Replied Twain: “Sure, there really is an curiosity in doing a musical, you see our music could be very completely different and I can undoubtedly visualize your music…I simply wished to take a second to say how a lot ABBA music has impressed me and within the sense of broadening my sense of…I grew up listening to 2, three chord songs, quite simple and numerous storytelling, however musically after I heard ABBA, I’m like ‘This can be a entire different planet of association and time signature adjustments,’ and [it] simply went to so many surprising locations.

“My creativeness went loopy, so I can undoubtedly see your music in a musical, in that sense. It might be fascinating to see what a Shania Twain musical is.”

Twain additionally revealed that one explicit ABBA track actually moved her as a younger pop fan. “I may go on eternally about my love of ABBA songs, however ‘Dancing Queen’ is the primary track that I ever received up on the dance ground to in grade 7 on the faculty dance. If you’re in grade 7 and also you’re 12 years outdated and actually shy – however that track – you simply can’t assist your self. You don’t care who’s trying, you simply shut your eyes and transfer your physique and have a good time the music.”

Talking of how her personal writing expertise developed, she added: “My songwriting began as manner of escaping and operating away from actuality as a child. ’Trigger I lived someplace very distant within the Canadian wilderness, it was simpler for me to stroll someplace for 5 minutes and be in the course of the forest.

“And I might simply take my guitar on the market and write music and it was only a manner of making my very own narrative or writing issues that I wouldn’t need to say to different individuals. That I wouldn’t share, however I may write them in a track, so it was extra out of necessity after which the enjoyment of simply…it was sort of play, too. I didn’t play with dolls, I performed rather a lot with music and with melody and songs and storytelling.”

Ulvaeus expressed his admiration for “Waking Up Dreaming,” from Twain’s new Queen Of Me album, to which she replied: “I all the time wished to share the thought of daydreaming in a track. I’m a giant daydreamer. I used to be a type of children whose report card would say, she’s such a daydreamer in school. To me that’s the best escape of all, dreaming and letting your creativeness run wild, so I wished to put in writing a track about letting your self get a little bit loopy, outdoors of your dreaming.”

The dialog additionally touched on Twain’s favourite nation artists, together with Dolly Parton (“an excellent storyteller, fabulous songwriter, melodically all the time very distinctive”) and Kris Kristofferson (“one of many nice songwriters, and actually extra folks”). She added: “Joni Mitchell shouldn’t be a rustic artist, however she was a giant affect for me as effectively. I all the time thought she was nation after I was a child. She was all the time telling such deep tales and such literal tales about life. And virtually autobiographical.”

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