See the powerful new video for Cher’s Spanish-language version on ABBA classic “Chiquitita”
Even at the age of 73, Cher is still trying new things.
The Grammy-winning legend has recorded the first Spanish-language song in her 55-year career: the ABBA classic Chiquitita. Proceeds from the new single go to UNICEF.
She tells Billboard: “It was difficult to sing something in Spanish that you have sung in English because I’m a perfectionist. Singing in another language, trying to make it emotional and getting the words right… they have letters that make a completely different sound than I’m used to or than is done in English. We don’t roll any of our R’s. We recorded it four times while my engineer and the woman who taught me the song were both in England over Skype. I kept going back and back over certain lines. I don’t speak Spanish, but forty years ago I knew a teeny bit of it. Still, my pronunciation is pretty good.”
Of the gorgeous video Cher says: “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.”