As Celine Dion fans patiently wait for the singer to resume her show in Las Vegas on Aug. 27, the Canadian songstress has treated them to something just as exciting - a new song. The freshly released single, "L’hymne," is featured on the soundtrack to the upcoming animated movie La Guerre des Tuques, a re-imagination of the hit 1984 film of the same name.
Celine teamed up with fellow Quebec-native Fred Pellerin to record the beautiful composition for the children’s movie, which is sure to be a hit in the eyes of the singer’s four-year-old twin boys, Nelson and Eddy. Produced entirely in Quebec, La Guerre des Tuques is a tribute to the province’s distinct heritage and carries with it a message of hope and friendship.
It has been a year since Celine stepped down from her residency at The Colosseum at Caesars’s Palace to care for her ailing husband, René Angélil, and the 47-year-old star can’t wait to get back on stage. “When there’s music in your life, there is happiness,” she recently told Taste of Life Magazine, adding, “There’s something magical about showbiz that only the fans and only the stage owns. When you sing [a hit song] live, it’s like singing it for the first time. I can’t explain it, other than it’s magic.”
The singer has reiterated how thankful she is for her fans support and patience during this challenging time for the Angélil family. In a previously released statement, Celine revealed how excited she was to perform again and thanked fans for, “giving me this time I needed to spend with my family.”