11.22.12 - New Music - Cher
This has been a long time coming, hasn't it?
Cher - Woman's World
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(if the video isn't working, which it might not be by the time you read this, click <a href="http://soundcloud.com/officialcher/cher-womans-world-2/s-IMeCa">here</a> to go to <a href="http://soundcloud.com/officialcher/cher-womans-world-2/s-IMeCa">Cher's Soundcloud page</a> and listen to the song there)
The one and only Cher has released a new single, so that must mean there's an album coming real soon, right? Well, I haven't heard too much lately, so we'll just have to see.
I have mixed feelings about the song. On one hand, it feels like it should have been on the same album as "Believe", which was over a decade ago. Has nothing changed in music? Are we still making the same dance beats and using the same vocal effects? No, but Cher apparently doesn't know that.
Also, the lyrics are somewhat tired. I get it, women run the world. Thank you Beyonce, Pink, Xtina, and the legions of other females who feel the need to assert their power via song. I have no problem with that sort of tune, but there are so many these days. If you're going to make it stand out, it's gotta be great.
The other half of me is just thankful to have Cher back. I've never been the biggest Cher fan, but I think it is really awesome to have pop stars that are over the age of 30 and who can still make music you'd hear in a club. And since Madonna has insisted on making piss poor crap recently, Cher is going to have to fill her spot for the moment.
The song may not be a classic, but it'll surely get the gays stomping along for the next few months in double entendre-named clubs across the world.
"Woman's World" isn't available yet.