Celine Dion’s new album, Water And A Flame, won’t be out until October, but the singer went on Katie Couric’s daytime talk show yesterday (April 25) to preview the record’s title track.
For the album, her first English speaking release in six years, Dion is showing off a tougher side of herself and even adding a little rasp to her usually clear-as-a-bell voice. On her new song–a cover of Aussie singer Daniel Merriweather’s track off his 2009 album, Love & War, which features backing vocals from Adele–Dion defiantly sings, “I’m tired of this empty house/I need a drink to get me out/I need a couple more to forget your name.” This is definitely not the same woman who sang “My Heart Will Go On.”
“Instead of trying to make it pure and perfect, I get to loosen up a little,” she said of the song. All that said, the track is not currently available online.
But that doesn’t mean fans won’t hear the same Celine they know and love.
“We just want to please,” she said. “Right now I’m having the best time with songs that we love… I hope that people will love it.”