Cher has announced that she has recorded an album of Abba covers, following her role in the film Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again.
Cher told Kathie Lee Gifford in a Today Show interview that creating the songs for the movie inspired her to record the iconic Swedish group’s music.
“After I did ‘Fernando’ [in the movie] I thought it would really be fun to do an album of Abba songs, so I did,” she said.
No further details were provided regarding the songs she has covered or a release date for the album, but she did say that the songs will not be normal covers.
“It’s not what you would think of when you think of Abba, ’cause I did it in a different way,” Cher said.
In Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, Cher plays Ruby, Donna’s (Meryl Streep) mother and Sophie’s (Amanda Seyfried) grandmother, in the sequel to the 2008 movie adaption of the Broadway musical.
She will perform two songs in the movie, an emotional duet of “Fernando” with Andy Garcia as well as “Super Trouper” with the rest of the cast.
Cher is not the only person to have a new album of Abba songs. The band Abba announced they would be reuniting to record their first new album since 1982 as an “unexpected consequence” of preparing for their upcoming virtual tour.
Watch the interview below:
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