Cher releases powerful new music video for her stunning Spanish cover of ABBA's 'Chiquitita'

Publish Date
Monday, 11 May 2020, 8:48AM

Two weeks ago, singing legend Cher teased fans with the exciting news she had a new single on the way for the first time in two years.

Now she has finally unveiled her new track in full along with a new music video - and it is a stunning Spanish-language cover of ABBA's 1979 hit 'Chiquitita.'

Taking to Twitter, the 'If I Could Turn Back Time' singer initially shared a 30-second clip of the song with her followers, writing: "Ay Chiquitita."

In the new cover, she huskily sings the song's lyrics of encouragement for a forlorn friend over its winding acoustic guitar melody.

Speaking to Billboard, Cher revealed the track and music video was released on Saturday evening as part of a virtual telethon for the charity UNICEF.

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"I actually started learning and rehearsing the song when I was in England last year but didn't record it then," Cher told the publication, adding that she decided to revisit the project while in self-isolation and that she's donating the proceeds to charity.

"UNICEF called and I told them I would donate my proceeds from the song like ABBA did with their Spanish version," the 73-year-old said.

"I shot my part of the video at home and they later sent me the final cut with children from around the world in it. It's such a beautiful, optimistic experience. It's great when you can see anything positive now because all of the turmoil we are in."

The new song comes after Cher's last full-length album, Dancing Queen, was released in 2018.

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