Abba Will Release Five New Songs Next Year
The much-loved Swedish foursome were due to put out new music this year as part of a major reunion but ended up postponing their plans due to Covid-19.
Abba's five new tracks are a long time coming and will come as a big thrill to their devoted global fanbase.
After all, the band's last studio album was released way back in 1982. It's been quite a wait.
Later on, a further three unreleased songs were released over a decade later in 1993 and 1994 respectively.
The noughties brought the colossal success of the Mamma Mia! movie franchise, with the first movie grossing a staggering $615.7 million worldwide at the box office - which created the perfect storm for an Abba resurgence.
Geoff Lloyd, who co-hosts the Reasons To Be Cheerful podcast, described Zooming with Abba member Björn Ulvaeus to discuss all things music.
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The podcast host said: "I got to spend an hour [...] with Björn Ulvaeus from Abba via Zoom. He's quarantining - he's got an island in the Stockholm archipelago.
"They've recorded five new songs. They should have been out at the end of last year... Because of technical difficulties and the pandemic, it's delayed things. But he promised me that the new Abba music will be out in 2021."
In May, Ulvaes previously said that the process of getting the band back together had felt like "back in time" and had been an "extraordinary" experience.
He said: "It took half a minute and somehow we were back in time like we had been there yesterday as well. It was so strange. That feeling between us was extraordinary."
It was back in 1974 that the Swedish four-piece - whose members are Ulvaes, Benny Andersson, Anni-Frid Lyngstad and Agnetha Fältskog - sky-rocketed to fame when they won Eurovision with megahit Waterloo.
2021 can't come soon enough. Brb, we're off the watch Mamma Mia! movies one and two in preparation.
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