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ABBA Confirm They Have Recorded Their First New Music In 35 Years

Iconic Swedish pop stars ABBA have released a statement confirming they have been in the studio and recorded their first new music in 35 years.

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Iconic Swedish pop stars ABBA have confirmed they have recorded their first new music in 35 years.

“The decision to go ahead with the exciting ABBA avatar tour project had an unexpected consequence”, the band said in a statement.  “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 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.”

The news comes shortly after fans learnt ABBA are launching a comeback, though they won’t actually be singing and dancing themselves. Instead, virtual ‘Abbatars’ are being created to represent the four members of the Swedish pop group for the upcoming digital gig. The band’s Björn Ulvaeus revealed the news during a speech in Brussels. The two-hour show is expected to be broadcast by the BBC in Britain and simulcast across the globe.

The band will appear as they looked at their musical peak in 1979 thanks to high-tech imaging equipment. Silicon Valley experts are using old videos to replicate how the band danced, dressed and sang so they can be programmed to reproduce hits such as ‘Waterloo’, ‘Mamma Mia’ and ‘Dancing Queen’. Björn Ulvaeus described the effect as “simply mind-boggling.”

ABBA sold more than 400 million albums during their career, but have not performed since 1986, apart from at a private party in 2016. However, the four members – Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, 71 Anni-Frid Lyngstad, and Agnetha Fältskog  – have resisted reunions but are all behind the Abbatar project.

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8 Comments

8 Comments

  1. julia wheatley

    April 27, 2018 at 2:18 pm

    This us awesome can’t wait for the concert n album all we need now is for a proper reunion n have them in stage singing properly love them all so much have done since they won the Eurovision

  2. Leslie Flynn

    April 27, 2018 at 4:37 pm

    I am over-the-moon thrilled that ABBA has gotten together again. There are two whole new generations to fall in love with their music.

  3. Tony

    April 27, 2018 at 9:23 pm

    I am so excited about the reunion in December, I loved abba back then and have enjoyed the reactions from later generations since they broke up,mit stillmshows abba has influence on any generation and feel we will still be singing to dancing queen a 100 years from now.

  4. Meg

    April 28, 2018 at 5:33 am

    My life is now complete!!!!

  5. Thomas

    April 28, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    Can’t wait! Long overdue, enjoy them more today than I did back in the 70’s and 80’s. Awesome

  6. William

    April 30, 2018 at 1:41 pm

    Thrilled over here! Have always loved their timeless music and my heartthrob, Agnetha!

  7. GLADYS A. RODRÍGUEZ MIRANDA

    May 1, 2018 at 12:39 am

    YO TODAVÍA NO LO PUEDO CREER. FUERON Y SON TODA MI VIDA. ESTOY MUY FELIZ CON LA NOTICIA. ME GUSTAN TODAS SUS CANCIONES. PERO MI FAVORITA ES THE WINNER TAKES IT ALLL. Y LUEGO CHIQUITITA… BANG A BOOMERANG…. SUMMER NIGHT CITY… THE VISITORS… HEAD OVER HEELS… SOS.. ANGELES… IF IT WASN’NT FOR THE NIGHT… THE DAY BEFORE YOU COME… MAMMA MIA. THAT’S ME. KISSES OF FIRE… ME AND I.. ONE OF US… HAPPY NEW YEAR.. THANK YOU FOR THE MUSI. GIMME GIMME GIMME !!!! … DOES YOR MOTHER TO KNOW. I LET THE MUSIC SPEAK… UNDER THE ATACK.. TIGER… THE NAME OF THE GAME… ROCK ME. HOLE YOUR SOL…. OUR LAST SUMMER. SOLDIERS… SOMBRERO… MARIONETTE… ARRIVAL… TAKE CHANCE…. MI PREFERIDA AGNETHA.
    EN CASTELLANO SE ME ESTÁ ESCAPANDO…. ME ENCANTA Y ETC. NO SE ME VIENEN MÁS TÍTULOS… AHHH…. DANCING QUEEN. BUENO TIENEN TREMENDOS TEMAS THE KING HAS LOST HIS CROWN..
    BUENNNNO…. CASI MUERO CON LA NOTICIA. FELIZ DESDE TUCUMÁN -ARGENTINA ❤.YO TENGO 3 GRUPOS DE ABBA FANS Y HAY OTRO MÁS. FELIZZZ.

  8. Chulie

    May 3, 2018 at 7:25 am

    Looking forward to it very much!!

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