The Celine Dion Comeback Begins With “Loved Me Back To Life”: Her Massive, Sia-Penned Single

by Bradley Stern


Celine Dion doesn’t need radio, but based on the strength of her upcoming material, she just might find herself broadcasting right alongside her twenty-something contemporaries this fall.

“Loved Me Back To Life,” her utterly massive comeback ballad, is about to take off on September 3, and there’s simply no denying it — it’s an instant smash.

Produced by Sham and Motesart and penned by Sia (obviously, who else?), the power ballad allows the Canadian crooner to belt with all her might as per usual, but with a distinctly modern twist in the production that feels authentic to both her own brand and today’s sound. It’s gorgeous and, as with most of Sia’s ballads, devastatingly emotional.

She’s already performed the song live, and earlier this week, she uploaded a tease of the goosebump-inducing studio version on her website.

See? Huge. UPDATE: The single is officially out on iTunes.

Celine spoke to Billboard about her upcoming album out in November (titled after her lead single), which revealed a bunch of thrilling news: Adele, Babyface, Tricky Stewart, Ne-Yo and Play Production all had a hand in the album tracks, and she’s covering Janis Ian‘s “At Seventeen” and Stevie Wonder‘s “Overjoyed” — who also joins her on the song.

The album sounds incredibly promising, but my favorite part of the article is Celine’s outlook:

“I’m at the mercy of the songs because I don’t write my material. But I could not believe what I was hearing. I’m not trying to reinvent myself, I don’t want people to think. ‘This is a brand new Celine,’ but I am at a place in my career where I’m 45, I’m at the peak of my life, and I’ve never felt like this before. I want to have a good time.”

A new day has come.

“Loved Me Back To Life” will be released on September 3. (iTunes)

  • Guest

    so happy to see her back!

  • Ditmoi

    Can’t wait for this release! Love it!

  • http://davidsask.wordpress.com/ DavidSask

    The HQ of SIA doing her own song is way better and this should shock no one!!

  • Claudio Maddöx

    OH SHIT! She is about to snatch some wigs.

  • http://twitter.com/yayjulian yayjulian

    lmaoooo that video is hilarious.

    “children + parents = …”

  • Guest

    You were comparing a live performance to an HQ studio version. celine’s studio version just leaked and vocally she takes a crap all over sia :)

  • http://www.muumuse.com Bradley Stern

    C’mon guys, seriously? Let’s not do this. Sia and Celine are both too amazing to start shading one or the other.

  • pauls

    I hope the song she did with britney is similar to this. Im not a huge celine dion fan but this is extremely mainstream and brilliant.

  • Daniel

    Well said.

  • Nicholas Forbes

    sia version is shit compared to celine dion version she takes the cake and plus celine dion version is stronger and waaaaaaaayyyyyyyy better

  • jim4397

    Sia’s version was a demo, Celine’s was a messy live version but her master is amazing. Still, she’s not Sia. Oh and good luck getting that mess off your keyboard