It’s a Shania Summer!
The legendary country singer has officially chosen the second single from her upcoming album NOW (due out on September 29th): “Swingin’ With My Eyes Closed,” which she just performed on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday evening (August 16) and previously performed on Today, during her mid-June concert on the show.
Shania says “the fighter in [her]” is responsible for the track. “I was thinking of a boxer taking a swing, or a baby first coming out with his eyes and fists closed,” Shania expressed in a statement. “They can’t even see yet and they’re swinging with their eyes closed.”
“I’m swingin’ with my eyes closed / Got my hair down / A wide-open road / I’m swingin’ with my eyes closed / Only God knows how far it goes…,” Shania croons on-top of the blaring horns, foot stomps, soaring strings and island-inspired beats.
Unlike the devastatingly heartbreaking feel of “Poor Me,” “Swingin’ With My Eyes Closed” is a purely, signature Shania tune. Ya dig?