Cher teases lead single 'Gimme! Gimme! Gimme' from her upcoming album of ABBA covers
Cher, who is the new member of the 'Mamma Mia!' crew, has now released a teaser lead song of her new album, and it's invigorating.
For those eagerly waiting for Cher's album of ABBA covers, the 72-year-old singer gave a glimpse of what's to come with a teaser of the lead single, 'Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)'. Cher took to Twitter on Wednesday afternoon to post the latest update, leaving fans to speculate if 'Fernando' will also be in the album.
Fans were taken aback by the sound, and when they wished to know if all other tracks had such contemporary ring to them, Cher replied: "Each Song is its own special Entity. Waterloo is Homage to Benny & Bjorn...Many Of Them Are my version of their dreams. If you Listen to Fernando you know it’s theirs. Benny & Mark Did track.Waterloo, Mamma Mia Are Just FUN..One Of Us Is . Chuiqitita....Ahh.. Name of Game. [sic]."
She announced that she was recording the album during the promotion of 'Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again,' where she played Meryl Streep's mom. During an interview with Kathie Lee Gifford on Today, she said, "After I did ‘Fernando,’ I thought it would really be fun to do an album of ABBA songs, so I did!”
Apparently, the singer attained a taste for vintage Swedish bops when she was filming for the hit musical. Last month the 'Woman's World' singer revealed the tracklist of her new album which includes 'Waterloo', 'Mamma Mia', and ' SOS'. Although Cher has revealed nine of the ten songs in the album, keeping the last one secret.
She wrote on Twitter, "Almost finished with the album...[I] think it’s good, and (as we all know), I’m not a big Cher fan...There are amazing songs I didn’t do, but… hey."
She also spoke about how she got the role in the sequel, "I was a huge fan. I saw the musical on Broadway three times and was dancing in the aisles with everybody. And Ron Meyer — who was my agent, who’s the head of Universal — he called me up and said, ‘You’re doing Mamma Mia!‘ and hung up." She also shared some of her experiences while working with her 'Silkwood' co-star Meryl Streep. "This was one of the most extraordinary adventures of my life. Everyone was so gracious and they just loved me. Meryl was hiding when I was doing ‘Fernando...I never thought I would do many movies. I believe what belongs to you comes to you and I would have never thought this belonged to me, but obviously, it did.”
Watch the clip from Today below: