The iconic ABBA from Sweden were more than music, they were a culture. The legendary quartet revealed that the band has recorded two new songs set for release later this year since their split in 1983. 18 months after announcing a 2019 virtual reality tour, this is music to ears all over again.
“We all four felt that, after some 35 years, it could be fun to join forces again and go into the recording studio,” ABBA wrote on their official Instagram page. “So we did. And it was like time had stood still and that we only had been away on a short holiday. An extremely joyful experience!”
ABBA released the name of one of the two new songs: “I Still Have Faith In You,” which will be produced in a joint NBC/BBC special and broadcast in December. They had nine No. 1 hits in the UK between 1974 and 1980, and have sold hundreds of millions of records worldwide. In 2016, the group, comprised of Agnetha Faltskog, Bjorn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, and Anni-Frid (Frida) Lyngstad, performed together for the first time in more than 30 years at a private event in downtown Stockholm, Sweden. Earlier that year, they had gathered in the same city to celebrate the opening of a new entertainment venture called Mamma Mia! The Party.
The statement concluded: “We may have come of age, but the song is new. And it feels good.” Are you ready for the new age ABBA song?