Shania Twain‘s return to the top of the country world is in full “swing.” The country icon just released a new music video for the song “Swingin’ With My Eyes Closed,” the latest single off new record Now.
In the clip, Twain joins pairs of athletic dancers using a warehouse as their preferred place of expression. Twain, dressed in black, sensually sings the verse as pairs of male and female dancers clad in white do expressive dances. Then, as the chorus hits, the energy ramps up.
The music video does a fantastic job of capturing the overall feel of triumph in the song. Just like the music that took Twain to the top, “Swingin’ With My Eyes Closed” borrows from pop, rock and even reggae. And the 52-year-old Twain doesn’t miss a step.
Eventually, the dancers even break out the powder paint. It’s particularly cool to see their athletic moves sped up and slowed down to hit with the music.
As Twain proves in this clip, she’s still plenty capable of being provocative and original. Despite a 15-year absence from the country music world, Twain came back roaring.
Her first new single, “Life’s About To Get Good,” led the project in June. She released “Swingin’ With My Eyes Closed” in mid-September, and Now came out on Sept. 29.
Early estimates place that album at the top of the Billboard 200 chart. Which is a huge deal, because two pop stars also released records that week — Demi Lovato and Miley Cyrus. If the 130,000 CD’s sold estimate holds true, Twain would beat even Thomas Rhett’s massive Life Changes record.
That album sold 123,000 equivalent units a few weeks ago, which also topped the Billboard 200. It became the first country record of 2017 to top the all-genre album chart. But Twain, with little radio support, likely didn’t take long to achieve the feat either.