''Let the rain come down and wash away my tears! Let it fill my soul and drown my fears! Let it shatter the walls for a new sun! A new day has come!'' ♥♥♥
"A New Day Has Come" was released on 11 Mar 2002 as the lead single taken from Céline Dion's sixth English album, with the same title, released in 2002. It is a pop song, written by Aldo Nova and Stephan Moccio and produced by Nova, Ric Wake and Walter Afanasieff.
The title of the album, A New Day Has Come, is not deprived of sense.
"It represents my child, because I gave life, and it is beautiful. Dion says. Obviously, it also marks my return with a new album. But a new day has also come in the lives of other people because something bad has happened, (the events of September 11, 2001 in USA) because we've lost lives, because there's a scar on our world now."
Céline struggled over for the cover of the album, feeling that a portrait reflecting her good fortune was in poor taste after the events of September 11.
"What am I supposed to project to the lens? She wondered, I was happy and strong, but I couldn't commit myself to smile, as it to say : 'Who cares? She's happy, She has a child...' At the same time, I felt very weak and small with everything that's happened in the world...and yet I didn't want to look down and be miserable, because we need something positive, to be able to look forward."
Céline suggested to Sony that the album cover not include her picture.
However, on December 20th, 2001, Céline has just ended all the same a photo session for the album. The session took place in Montreal with noted New York City photographer Melvin Sokolsky. And, after much discussion, in late December, Melvin Sokolsky shot a montage of Dion where several different angles of her face convey various emotions. Apparently, at the end, these pictures were not used for the album as Sokolsky's name does not appear inside the booklet.
About the cover, here is the first version of the album cover finally aired on Internet by Sony Music:
But, on January, 30th and 31th, an additional photo session for the album took place in Florida, on a beach near Celine's house. The photographer was Patrick De Marchelier, Céline's hair was done by Oribe Canales and her make-up was done by Mally Roncal. The current album cover comes from this session.
Did you know that? Jean Renard, famous composer of all the Mike Brant's tubes, announced, in the french newspaper Le Parisien (on December 07th, 2001):
"Celine Dion is going to record the tube written for Mike Brant : Laisse moi t'aimer!".
It would be about an English version. The song was not finally kept for the final choice.
Artist : Cline Dion
Album : A New Day Has Come (Collectors Edition)
Label : Columbia Records
Genre : Pop
Bitrate : 930 kbps avg
Source : CD
Playtime : 01:08:32 (456.9MB)
Rls date : 2012-05-10
Store date : 2008-01-29
Encoder : FLAC 1.2.1