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New Abba music delayed until later this year

By | Published on Tuesday 22 January 2019


If you’re wondering where those new Abba songs that we were promised by the end of last year were, you can now expect them by the end of this year. Probably.

The group announced last April that collaborating on a new hologram tour had inspired them to record together again, for the first time in 35 years. “It resulted in two new songs”, they announced. “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”.

You may have noticed that it is now January and as yet we’ve not seen or hear anything of this new music. Speaking to IceTheSite recently, Benny Andersson said that at the point they made that announcement “everything was up and running smoothly, [but] then it didn’t run as smoothly”. The group are “still trying to establish the agreement” with “the other side”, he said, insisting that the delay is “not our doing”.

Speaking to Variety, a spokesperson for the group refused to comment on what Andersson had said or meant, but did confirm the delay, saying there would be “no release before the summer. Hopefully this fall”.

So, you’ll just have to wait. But you should be used to that by now.