Exclusive audio premieres on Billboard with global release at midnight ET
Grammy Award-Winning Artist LeAnn Rimes has released a new rendition of the multi-platinum hit “How Do I Live” exclusively to Billboard.com as a “Thank You” to her fans for their continued support for the past 20 years. The newly titled “How Do I Live (Re-Imagined)” was produced by Rimes and longtime producer Darrell Brown and will be available on digital platforms worldwide starting at midnight ET tonight (Fri, Mar 30th).
“For my tour last year in the USA and UK we arranged ‘How Do I Live’ in a new way to reflect where I was coming from musically with my last album, Remnants,” she explains exclusively to Billboard. “I wanted the arrangement of ‘How Do I Live’ to highlight the vulnerability of Diane’s lyric. It’s more of a spiritual experience singing the song this new way, a personal prayer. After the shows, so many of my fans were asking how to get the new version, so we went in to record it as a ‘thank you’ to my fans, hence the title re-imagined. I greatly appreciate and adore the original version and all that it has done… that will always exist and never change. I would love for this new arrangement to sit alongside the original as a companion, highlighting what a classic song Diane Warren created.”
Written by Diane Warren, “How Do I Live” made a massive impact when it was originally released in 1997, garnering Rimes a Grammy nomination and selling over three million units. It currently remains at No. 4 on Billboard’s “Greatest of All Time: Hot 100 Songs” proving it still a top fan favorite.
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