Shania Twain and Harry Styles’s Coachella performance was one of the best things to come out of 2022. While it may have come as a surprise to most of us, it turns out, the two artists actually go way back. During Twain’s stop on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” on Wednesday, the singer – who just released her new song “Giddy Up!” – revealed how she and Styles became friends.
“He was playing in New York, actually. This is before he really blew up, and I went backstage to meet him. And he said – you know, we became texting friends at that moment,” Twain explained to host Colbert. “And texted me a few weeks later, ‘Would you call my mum and wish her a happy birthday?’ I’m like, ‘Of course, sure.’ He said, ‘My mum was a big influence on me and she’s why I grew up with your music.'” And Styles and Twain have been friends ever since that call.
During her interview, Twain also talked about her upcoming album, “Queen of Me,” which is set to drop on Feb. 3, and her major year in 2022, which included being honored with the music icon award at the People’s Choice Awards. There’s no word on whether she has another collaboration in the works with Styles, but in the meantime, check out the rest of Twain’s interview in the clip above.