- 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.
"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.