Here we go again.
There’s more to celebrate (maybe?) if you’re a big ABBA and Mamma Mia! fan. Pop icon Cher is set to record an album of covers by the legendary Swedish supergroup.
In a fresh burst of activity by the 72-year-old singer and actress, Cher said that her creative spirit was rekindled after singing one of the signature tunes on Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, which is coming out this week.
“After I did ‘Fernando’, I thought it would be really fun to do an album of ABBA songs, so I did,” Cher said on the NBC television daytime show Today.
She’s keeping mum though, adding that “It’s not what you think of when you think of ABBA, because I did it in a different way,” Cher said without revealing a tracklist or release date. Talk about keeping us in suspense. At least we can all hear a snippet here.
The album would be Cher’s first studio work since the dance music-driven 2013 album Closer to the Truth. The former half of folk duo Sonny and Cher enjoyed a career revival in the 1990s and holds the record for the longest gap between number-one songs on the US chart at nearly 25 years.
In recent years, Cher has mostly concentrated on a residency show in Las Vegas. She hadn’t appeared in a film since providing her voice to a lion in the 2011 movie Zookeeper.
In the sequel to Mamma Mia!, Cher depicts the mother of Donna, played again by Meryl Streep, as she figures out how to act like a grandmother.
The film comes shortly after ABBA itself unveiled new music, 35 years after their last single.
Regardless, we can’t wait to hear what the Cher/ABBA combo sounds like.
Source: AFP Relaxnews