ABBA To Release New Music This Year

If you think the majority of music in the charts these days is shit, then you may be excited to hear that ABBA will be releasing new music in 'September or October'.

The iconic Swedish band originally announced plans to release two new songs last year, and now Bjorn Ulvaeus has confirmed at least one of the songs will be released in 'September or October', according to Variety.

The songs will be called 'I Still Have Faith In You' and 'Don't Shut Me Down'. In an interview with the Daily Star, Ulvaeus said: "I am very proud of both songs. One is like a pop song from the 70s. The other one is kind of timeless."

ABBA will release new music in 'September or October'. Credit: PA
ABBA will release new music in 'September or October'. Credit: PA

The band first announced the plan to release new music last April, off the back of a planned virtual tour, featuring hologram 'Abbatars' depicting the band as they appeared in their 70s zenith.

A statement on the official ABBA Instagram page said: "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."

Over the course of their career the group sold more than 400 million records worldwide. They have not given a public performance since 1986 and their last album was 1981's 'The Visitors'.

Although the band never officially broke up they have endured a turbulent past. Anni-Frid and Benny, and Bjorn and Agnetha were previously married but both marriages ended in divorce.

It was thought that the band would never get back together. In 2014, Agnetha Fältskog gave an interview in which she said: "I think we have to accept that it will not happen, because we are too old and each one of us has their own life. Too many years have gone by since we stopped, and there's really no meaning in putting us together again.

"It's always nice to see each other now and then and to talk a little and to be a little nostalgic."

Hopefully the new tracks will evoke some nostalgia for the dancing queens of the 70s.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Jake Massey

Jake Massey is a journalist at LADbible. He graduated from Newcastle University before going to live in Australia and New Zealand for a few years, where he wrote a travel blog. He has previously written for the Eastern Daily Press, Giggle Beats, CALM and Front Magazine. Jake enjoys playing football, listening to music and writing about himself in the third person.

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