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Sarah McLachlan Releasing First Album in Four Years

Sarah McLachlan is finally ending her hiatus with a new album titled Shine On -- which is due in May.

She says her four-year break had more to do with personal issues than musical ones. "Many of the songs are inspired at least partially or wholly by my father's passing three years ago and the profound effect losing him had on me. I had to find my footing again without the anchor of his unconditional love. This album is about moving through the second half of my life in a more mindful and meaningful way, recognizing that every day, every moment is precious and though we all have our issues and problems, our damages, we all have the ability to continue to learn, grow from our experiences, thrive and shine on."

Sarah will give fans a taste of what to expect from the album with the single "Beautiful Girl."

You'll see a lighter side of Sarah on Sunday, when she stars in a Super Bowl ad for Audi, poking fun at her solemn ASPCA commercials with a plea to help the doberhuahua -- a mutt that's part Doberman, part Chihuahua.

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