The Swedish pop group announced an ABBA reunion and said that they will be releasing new music for time in 35 years.
ABBA are back in the studio and they are promising us fresh, new songs. The group announced that news over their website and Instagram
The announcement read:
“The decision to go ahead with the exciting ABBA avatar tour project had an unexpected consequence. We all four felt that, after some 35 years, it could be fun to join forces again and go into the recording studio. So we did. And it was like time had stood still and that we had only been away on a short holiday. An extremely joyful experience!
It resulted in two new songs and one of them ‘I Still Have Faith In You’ will be performed by our digital selves in a TV special produced by NBC and the BBC aimed for broadcasting in December.
We may have come of age, but the song is new. And it feels good.”
It was signed “Agnetha, Benny, Bjorn, Anni-Frid – Stockholm, Sweden, 27 April 2018,” by all four members of the group.
ABBA’s manager Gorel Hanser confirmed the news, and said that two new songs have been recorded and four “Abbatars” were being created for the upcoming digital tour.
With more than half a billion records sold, the group is recognized as one of the most popular and successful bands in the world.
They rose to fame quickly after winning the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest at The Done in Brighton, UK. Between 1974 and 1980, ABBA has nine number one hits in the UK.
However, the group has not performed since 1986, expect for brief appearances at private parties.