Thu, 11 Apr, 2019
Swedish pop stars ABBA announce they’re releasing new music
ABBA, the Swedish pop group that stole the hearts of Aussies across the nation are set to release new music in September or October of 2019.
ABBA member Bjorn Ulvaeus has revealed that fans can expect new songs “in September or October” from the group, who broke up 37 years ago.
The new songs are I Still Have Faith In You and Don’t Shut Me Down.
Ulvaeus told Denmark’s Ekstra Bladet newspaper that the music takes “an extremely long time” to make the video with the avatars of the group members.
The avatars that he is referring to is the group reuniting for a virtual tour featuring digital avatars, but unexpected legal issues got in the way of that.
The virtual tour was first announced in 2016 and was expected to premiere this year, but legal complications have delayed the tour.
Benny Andersson, another ABBA band member, said in an interview on the fan site IceTheSite that things were running smoothly until they weren’t.
“When that press release [about the TV show and recordings] came out, everything was up and running smoothly, then it didn’t run as smoothly,” he said.
“We are still trying to establish the agreement that needs to be done to be able to continue. We are good.”
“It’s the other side, everything that has to be done, everything that has to be drawn. It’s delayed. It’s not our doing.”
Andersson also teased a potential third song from the group.
“We may do another one when the show [launches],” he said in an interview posted last month. “And that’s gonna take another 6-8 months. The reasons we did the new songs was to put them in the new show.
“Now when this show comes up these songs will be old because they [will have been released when the show launches]. So we said we need to do another one for the show.”
He also mentioned that no time had passed at all for the group and explained the joys behind recording together again.
“We had such a good time, we really, really did, we were all back to where we ended, having fun. It was just like no time had passed, we all felt that and we were all happy about feeling that.”
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