ABBA’s first new tracks in 37 years, “I Still Have Faith In You” and “Don’t Shut Me Down” are set to be released in 2020.
Teasing the music, ABBA’s Björn Ulvaeus said: ‘When the ladies went into the studio and stood by their mics and started singing, then, oh, it’s that sound — the quality of the two ladies when they sing.’ Björn also explained that ‘coming together like that, for me at least, strengthens and solidifies and confirms our bond.’
The original ABBA lineup was comprised of Björn Ulvaeus, Agnetha Fältskog, Benny Andersson and Anni-Frid Lyngstad. Speaking about Agnetha and Anni-Frid, Björn added: ‘They are very much involved and they think this is great. They love it. Technically it is very advanced and complicated.’
The band, who split in 1982, announced their new music in April 2018. During their final years Björn, 74, divorced Agnetha, 69, while Benny, 72, and Anni-Frid, 73, were also wed, but split before the band’s demise. Björn called the reunion proof of ‘two former married couples getting along very well.’
ABBA will give fans the chance to see their hits and new songs on an upcoming digital tour, performed by computer-generated avatars, or ‘Abbatars’.
Story source: https://metro.co.uk/2019/09/02/abba-star-bjorn-ulvaeus
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