WATCH: Shania Twain Iconic ‘Don’t’ Music Video Gets ‘HD Treatment’

by Shelby Scott

The early 2000s gave us many technological advances, however, high definition video was not one. Shania Twain’s iconic “Don’t!” was released way back in 2004. It was named the 8th sexiest music video by CMT Canada in 2006, and it wasn’t until now that we have access to the video in HD. Twain’s latest Instagram post shows us a split view version of the original music video in standard definition versus high definition. Twain’s post and the updated version of the video is stunning.

There are multiple aspects of the HD version that further enhance the beauty and emotion prevalent in the “Don’t!” music video. The most striking difference between the original and the HD version is the clarity with which we see the music artist as the camera catches an up-close shot of her face. Comparatively to the SD version, her face shows greater definition, her brown eyes shine much more brightly, and the sheen on her lips captures the overall beauty of the HD video.

Another scene shows the country star riding a white horse through one of the strangest-looking fields we’ve ever seen. Nevertheless, the crispness of the vegetation surrounding her becomes even stronger in HD while the horse’s motion and movements are more clear and trackable.

Shania Twain is Among the Best-Selling Country Artists of All Time

While Twain’s music has withstood time and her music is still making waves today, she’s also been named the number three best-selling country music artist of all time. Over her career, her music sales have topped those of household names such as Reba McEntire, Kenny Rogers, and Alan Jackson, among others. Twain additionally holds the title for number one best-selling female country artist of all time.

Twain’s best-selling album and crowd-favorite overall, Come On Over, tallied 50 weeks at no. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Albums chart. Comparatively, the only country artist to match this album record is Luke Combs’ debut album, This One’s For You.

Currently, Twain is working toward the release of her newest album. Her last new music release took place in 2017, with her album, Now. While Shania fans would like to hear new music now, she promises in a “Home Now Radio” dialogue that she is not procrastinating and wants to make sure loyal Shania fans get the groundbreaking music they deserve. “I want [the new album] to be worth waiting for,” she shared with listeners.

With the advent of modern technology and the long development of country music, we can only hope that Twain’s new music releases relatively soon. After about a year of abnormality and four years since Twain’s last album release, we at Outsider look forward to new Queen of Country Pop music and videos.