I’ve been saying all year that 2013 has been the year of the comeback. Whether they were successful or not; artists that were beloved by fans and the music industry alike who have not basked in the spotlight in recent years are coming out of the woodworks. Avril Lavigne, Celine Dion, Kelis, and even Wu-Tang are all expected to release a new album in November (some with dates announced and some are not yet confirmed).
Joining the ranks of older, yet still current musicians is 67 year-old pop diva – Cher. Who could say they saw that coming? I sure as hell didn’t. Cher released “Closer To The Truth” earlier this month (Sept., 24th) to mixed reviews. Some people have praised the pop icon while others felt that her latest musical efforts are not up to par. Either way, I find it quite impressive for someone of that age to continue creating and pushing new material, especially when it is not needed. Like Celine Dion, Cher really doesn’t need to put out new music. She has been loved for so long by so many fans that there is absolutely no reason (besides money) that she should make another album, but alas, we have been presented with “Closer To The Truth”.
The starlet has also been making a few headlines after a recent “Ask Me Anything” marathon she had going on Reddit.com. Reddit users might have asked her what her beef with Madonna was after a tweet stating “WTF is mdna” which received some backlash from MDNA fans. Cher quickly responded to the misunderstanding, tweeting:
Didnt mean throw shade on Madge!,” Cher responded, “shes [the] Best at a what She Does! Called her Bad word once! Not nice! Ok didnt know Mdna shoot me i liv[e] in cave.”
Aw, why ya’ll mad at Cher boos? (People take things way too personally on social networks nowadays *rolls eyes*)
During the “Ask Me Anything” stint, she went on to clear the air further by responding:
“I never hated her, I just thought she was a bitch. Actually I quite respect her”
Fans of Madonna shouldn’t be mad at that. She’s just keepin’ it real, as Cher has been known to do. (This woman always speaks her mind!)
Another interesting comment made by the artist while answering Reddit questions is that she believes her late husband Sonny Bono’s ghost pranks her sometimes. She even said that she sometimes prefers ghosts over some people. (I FEEL you, Cher!)
It sure seems like Cher has a lot going on lately and I hope she has a successful run with “Closer To The Truth”. Actually, according to Billboard 200, the new album is already heading towards the No. 3 spot on the list which, if it does, would mark this album as her highest debut ever as well as highest charting album as a solo artist. (Wow!) It’s both surprising yet expected; after all, she IS one of the musical icons that are still alive, kicking AND making moves, so for that, I respect the grind.
Have you listened to “Closer To The Truth” yet? Do you like it? Yay or Nay?
What do you think about all of these stars releasing new music? Sound off below!
(Watch her latest music video for “Woman’s World” below. A single off of the new album!)