Country singer-turned-pop star Shania Twain has no idea what music genre to tackle on her eagerly awaited seventh album.

The Canadian beauty, who lives in Switzerland with her husband ROBERT 'MUTT' LANGE and son EJA, is releasing her Greatest Hits album next month (NOV04) and is set to go into the studio next year (05) with a new direction.

She explains, "I need to write again. So I don't know when the next album's going to be. I don't know when the next tour is going to be. And I think that what this album represents, for me, this greatest hits, is a period of pause.

"I've entertained the idea of doing a really rootsy, country sound; it would be more on the bluegrass side. Would I want to do a straight-ahead pop record?

"I've entertained the thoughts of doing just duets with all my favourite artists. I've thought of maybe doing an album of covers of my favourite classics. And so what kind of album is the next album going to be? I don't know. I have to think about it a little more."

01/11/2004 10:39