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Abba record new music

By | Published on Monday 30 April 2018


Abba have recorded two new songs together, the first new music they have worked on as a group since they split in 1983.

The new songs have been recorded as the band prepare to tour in hologram form. One of the songs will be premiered during a TV performance to unveil the musicians’ virtual selves later this year.

“The decision to go ahead with the exciting Abba avatar tour project had an unexpected consequence”, say the group in a statement posted on Instagram. “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 only had been away on a short holiday. An extremely joyful experience!”

“It resulted in two new songs”, they continued. “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 broadcast in December”. The statement concludes: “We may have come of age, but the song is new. And it feels good”.

There have been many rumours of an Abba reunion over the years, but it was generally thought to be unlikely. Then, in 2016, they performed together (very briefly) for the first time in more than three decades at a party to mark the 50th anniversary of the meeting of songwriters Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson. It was revealed later the same year that they were working on a new virtual reality project with Simon Fuller.