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ABBA Is Hoping To Release New Songs This Year

ABBA Is Hoping To Release New Songs This Year

We were promised new material from the legendary band ABBA last year and sadly we were let down.

But those who are clinging to a hope of a new bop or two will be pleased to know that we could be getting what we want later this year.

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Benny Andersson, one quarter of the beautiful Swedish band, was speaking to reporters, who couldn't wait to ask him about new music.

"They're coming this year," he said. "I'm guessing after the summer. But I can only guess, because I'm not really sure. But I would think so."

When he was pressured to commit to a definite release, he said that you can't 100 per cent promise in the music industry.

"One shouldn't promise anything, but if I were to decide myself it would be September. I can't make that decision alone but that's what we're aiming for," he added.

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So, we shall have to wait and see what happens, but no doubt your parent's group chat will be going wild if/when the new music drops. That is, if they have a group chat with their mates.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

Fans have been patiently waiting ever since ABBA bandmate Bjorn Ulvaeus confirmed at least one of two songs already recorded would be released in 'September or October' last year.

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."

The band first announced the plan to release new music in April 2018, 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.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

"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'. So here's hoping they deliver what they claim.

Featured Image Credit: AB

Topics: Entertainment, Music

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. His first job was as a newsreader and journalist at the award winning Sydney radio station, Macquarie Radio. He was solely responsible for the content broadcast on multiple stations across Australia when the MH17, Germanwings and AirAsia disasters unfolded. Stewart has covered the conflict in Syria for LADbible, interviewing a doctor on the front line, and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 campaign.

 

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