Sunday, June 16, 2013

Woman's World | Cher

Rating: ★★☆☆☆

After years of saying that her album is coming 'soon,' Cher has actually set a release date of September 24, 2013 for her twenty-fifth studio album. The lead single is now getting some attention and promotion from Cher's record label, and I've finally decided that it's time to review it.

"Woman's World" originally debuted on Cher's website last year, but never saw any sort of promotion or video release. However, Cher randomly made a tweet saying that the song would be officially released on June 18, 2013, as she was going to be performing it live on the American version of The Voice the same day. With that announcement, she also posted the new cover art to the song, in which she looks like a strange drag queen.

The song is a cheap attempt at a female-empowerment anthem, although it was ironically written by a trio of men. Many professional music journalists have called it 'inspiring' and 'empowering,' but I'm not sure why. I'm an amateur high school journalist running this blog out of my love for pop music, and I can promise you that this song isn't going to inspire anyone to immediately pick up some signs and march in the streets for gender equality. Most of the lyrics are stale repetitions of "Tell the truth / This is a woman's world / This is a woman's world" and "All the women in the world / Stand up, come together now / This is a woman's world / Everybody in the club / Stand up, come together now / This is a woman's world." Gee, how inspiring.

In terms of production, I don't have any massive problems with the song. "Woman's World" is a cliché club song; no more and no less. It's a nice little tune, but nothing completely mind-blowing. It could easily get some play in nightclubs thanks to the thumping beats and killer synths, which might bump it's popularity status, but I don't think it'll get off the Billboard Bubbling Under Charts. At least the production does show a little advancement to the new age of dance music for Cher.

Cher... Come on, now! You're Cher; do as you're supposed to and make something that will get everyone's attention. If you're going to try and impress me like you did with Believe, you're going to have to give me a lot more than what you had to offer with "Woman's World." I was originally excited for this album because of the duet with Lady Gaga, but that may not even see the light of day because Gaga doesn't like the production of the track. Now, Cher's going to have to do some extra work to stir up my attention, and "Woman's World" isn't going to cut it.

1 comment

  1. I like it actually. It is a bit generic but it's so catchy!

    I do agree with you about the song lyrics trying to be "deep and meaningful". Lol...


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