For her follow-up to Believe, Cher has tapped dance producers from Britain, Sweden and Norway in her continued exploration of club-friendly pop.
The icon is about a song away from finishing recording the LP, which she plans to release in November, her manager said Wednesday. Cher's collaborators include Norwegian production team Stargate who have worked with Britney Spears and Sisqó Swedish trio Eclectic and British musician/remixer Chicane. Believe's Mark Taylor has produced a handful of tracks, while Rick Nowels (Madonna, Celine Dion) also spent time at the soundboard.
Cher, who has been working on the effort in London and Los Angeles since late last year, has not settled on a title for the album and jokingly refers to it as Son of Believe (see "Cher To Begin Recording Believe Follow-Up"). The title track to 1998's Believe became the biggest hit of her 35-year career.
The singer has accepted an invitation from Spears to join the pop princess onstage on November 18 for the HBO concert special, Britney Spears Live From the MGM Grand Las Vegas (see "Britney Loves Rock And Roll, But Club Beats Also Pop Up On New LP"). Spears covered Sonny and Cher's "The Beat Goes On" for her debut album, ...Baby One More Time.
Last fall Cher released Not.Com.mercial, an album she recorded in 1994, via her Web site, cher.com. The effort marked her first and only attempt at full-fledged songwriting.