In a release week dominated by a quintessentially millennial rapper, the ageless pop icon slips back into the fold with her first album in 12 years, Closer to the Truth. We could pile on a few statement pointing out the obvious regarding the changes in the musical landscape since 2001, when Cher released Living Proof, but we’ll spare you the navel-gazing and just say this: everything’s changed, but Cher does not have to.
As Cher reiterated a few times throughout our sitdown, she doesn’t overthink her career. Hell, she said she forgot to make an album — that’s why it took her so long. She follows her heart and puts total faith in her collaborators, which this time around included fellow outspoken pop force Pink, Scissor Sisters frontman Jake Shears (on the campy-as-hell “Take It Like a Man”) and house music mainstay Paul Oakenfold (on lead single
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