Canadian singer Celine Dion returned to the music scene on Monday night with the release of her new single "Loved Me Back to Life." The pop ballad sees Dion go easy on the vocal acrobatics while still delivering a powerful performance.
"Loved Me Back to Life" is the first single off Dion's upcoming album of the same name. Her last record released was 2007's "Taking Chances." The new ballad was penned by singer-songwriter Sia, the woman behind Rihanna's big hit "Diamonds."
"There was a point in my career I can remember for maybe 10 years it was all about, 'Who's gonna hold a note longer? Who's gonna sing the note higher?' And that's what the industry demanded. It's not that we were in competition with each other. None of the singers who were doing that stuff wanted that. It has to evolve at some point, even if it's just for yourself. I can't wait to go onstage and sing these songs," Dion told Billboard in an interview about her more relaxed sound.
Dion eases into "Loved Me Back to Life," a pop ballad with a dubstep-like beat. As Celine explained to Billboard, she takes it easy on the vocal fluctuations but later unleashes her big voice on the massive chorus. "You loved me back to life, life / From the darkness, the wait is over," she sings. Dion's lover on the track makes all her bad days forgotten. Sia's colorful lyricism is given life with Celine's powerful performance.
"Loved Me Back to Life" is now available on iTunes. Dion's album of the same name will be released on November 5.
Listen to "Loved Me Back to Life" on SoundCloud.com
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