'Recovering' touches on Dion's difficult year after the death of her husband

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Céline Dion just released a new album of French-language songs, but she’s already at work on her next English-language LP—and you can hear a song from it today.

Pink wrote “Recovering” for Dion following the death of Dion’s husband and longtime manager, René Angélil, as well as her brother earlier this year. “She’s a genuine person and [it was] so generous of her to take the time to write a song for me during the most difficult time of mine,” Dion told EW this summer. “People have a tendency to send me really sad songs, and we do want to sing the touching songs, but life is beautiful, and I really want to believe that René has a life after his life, that he doesn’t suffer anymore.”

In a statement provided exclusively to EW, Pink called writing for Dion “one of the biggest honors of my life. “She is like a magic light bulb, walking around emanating light into the world,” Pink says. “When I wrote this song, there was such a simple need to it. I know everyone wants to hear Celine wail, I wanted to hear Celine’s soul. She is just simply amazing.”

Hear “Recovering” below: