After a three-year hiatus, she began a Las Vegas residency and it was then that discussions of a new album began. In December , she was said to be planning a record of s covers, but in instead turned her attention to a movie comeback in Burlesque.
During promotion for Burlesque , Cher confirmed she was working on a new album in Nashville. The project's genre was described as southern rock and even country. Originally expected for release in September , the song was eventually dropped from the album. With the release of "Woman's World", Cher announced that the album's working title was Closer to the Truth.
Three versions of the album were released. According to critics' reactions following an exclusive listening party on August 1, , Closer to the Truth is "a healthy mix between punchy, uptempo dance tracks and big, emotional balladry",  while the first half is "stacked with dance-floor anthems", and the latter features "mid-tempo songs and slower numbers, where the lyrics and melodies are highlighted".
Closer to the Truth was promoted extensively for its North America release of September 24, , and in Europe for its worldwide unveiling a week later.
In October , clips from the unannounced lead single leaked online. An official lyric video for the single was released on September 24, It features Andrew Christian underwear models as well as several gay porn stars, such as Antonio Biaggi.
Closer to the Truth garnered generally positive reviews from music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of to reviews from mainstream critics, the album has an average score of 61 based on six reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews". John Hamilton of Idolator felt that the album "turns out to be one of Cher's most engaging albums, a strong collection of pop tunes the world would be wise to pick up.
However, AllMusic told that the album was "not terrible by any stretch, but the first half of the album is so much fun that this half suffers in comparison. An entire album of disco ball-shattering dance songs may have been too much and worn out its welcome.
LePage felt that the release was "kind of like a miracle, and kind of sad and kind of heroic that it even exists.
In the United States, Closer to the Truth sold 63, copies in its first week of release and debuted at number three on the Billboard , becoming Cher's highest-charting solo album. As of February the album has sold over , copies in the US. The album was certified Gold in Canada in November for the sales of 40, copies. Credits for Closer to the Truth adapted from AllMusic. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Redirected from Closer to the Truth Cher album.
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