Following up a global success like 1998's Believe is no easy task, but Cher more than proves she's up to the task with the equally rhythmic Living Proof.

Following up a global success like 1998's Believe is no easy task, but Cher more than proves she's up to the task with the equally rhythmic Living Proof. In fact, repeated listens to Living Proof reveal a collection that is actually stronger than its predecessor. Believe. In addition to reuniting with the U.K.-based team of Mark Taylor and Brian Rawling, the artist works with a handful of producers on Living Proof, including Chicane, StarGate, Bruce Roberts, and Rick Nowels. Opening track and lead single "(This Is) A Song for the Lonely"—which Cher dedicates to "the courageous people of New York"—is an empowering jam that deserves to rock the world just as "Believe" did. The disco-lashed "A Different Kind of Love Song," the flamenco-inflected "Love So High," the uplifting "Real Love," and the anthemic "Love One Another" are singles-in-waiting. Exclusive to the U.S. version of Living Proof is the Diane Warren-penned "When You Walk Away."—MP

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