It’s official: Cher is a “dancing queen.”
Yesterday, the pop icon tweeted out a tease of the first single, “Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight), from her upcoming ABBA covers album, and now Warner Bros. records has announced that Cher’s new album is called Dancing Queen, and will be out September 28.
“I’ve always liked ABBA and saw the original Mamma Mia musical on Broadway three times,” Cher said in a statement. “After filming Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, I was reminded again of what great and timeless songs they wrote and started thinking ‘why not do an album of their music?’ The songs were harder to sing than I imagined but I’m so happy with how the music came out. I’m really excited for people to hear it. It’s a perfect time.”
The new collection of songs was recorded in London and L.A. and was produced by Mark Taylor, who previously worked with her on her worldwide hit 1998 single “Believe” *cue gay screaming*.
Not only do we have a title and release date, but the track listing for the album was also revealed, which looks like Cher’s own version of ABBA Gold.
This will be her first album since 2013’s Closer to the Truth. Check out the track list for Dancing Queen below:
1. Dancing Queen
2. Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)
3. The Name Of The Game
6. Mamma Mia
9. The Winner Takes It All
10. One Of Us