Shania Twain

Shania Twain

Shania Twain is searching for a producer for her new album.

The 47-year-old country star has most of the songs ready for her next record and she is now looking for a studio expert to mastermind the LP.

Shania has been doing her research by listening to a broad range of songs, including music by Lana Del Rey and Raising Sand - Alison Krauss and Robert Plant - to try and decide what direction to go in with her music.

Her three most successful albums, 'The Woman in Me', 'Come On Over' and 'Up!', were produced by her ex-husband Robert John 'Mutt' Lange who she split from in May 2008.

Speaking to Rolling Stone magazine, she said: "There's a lot of choice. It's overwhelming, and it's overwhelming trying to pinpoint who to go with on this project, because it will determine a lot of the direction, and I'm committing myself. It's that fear of committing myself once and for all and locking myself in. That's what scares me the most, really. And I've had a lot of fun just being creative with it and just floating around, changing my mind. And that's part of the whole thing of being creative - until you commit, you can change your mind and rewrite it and create a new melody and change the story. And at some point that's got to end. And that is the point when you actually make the records. So letting go of that phase of it is probably my biggest hesitation."

Shania has not released an album in 11 years, since 2002's 'Up!' which sold over 20 million copies worldwide.

The 'You're Still the One' singer accepts there is pressure on her to make another hit record but she insists she thrives on pressure.

She said: "I want it to be something that I really enjoy and a product of my inspiration - not a product of necessarily anything I've done before or anyone I've been before in regards to making records, because it's been a long time. I'm different, I've evolved, and I want that to be reflected in the music. At the same time I don't want to abandon the root of what I am. So it's just really determining where I am really at and just looking through that. It's not as obvious as it seems it should be."