Abba’s Bjorn Ulvaeus has revealed that fans can expect a new song “in September or October” from the four-member Swedish pop group that broke up 37 years ago.
Ulvaeus told Denmark’s Ekstra Bladet tabloid on Wednesday that “it takes an extremely long time” to make the video with the avatars of the group members, adding “it has been delayed for too long”.
The band earlier said Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, Anni-Frid Lyngstad and Agnetha Faltskog reunited to plan a virtual tour featuring digital avatars, and that one of the two new songs is entitled I Still Have Faith In You.
Speaking at a press conference for the movie Mamma Mia 2 last year, Ulvaeus said:
“We [himself and Benny Andersson] wrote two new songs and we went into the studio with the ladies [Agnetha Faltskog and Anni-Frid Lyngstad] and it was a fantastic experience.
“We have never been in a studio together since we split up in ’82 and we looked around and this situation is so incredibly familiar and it took seconds and we were back like yesterday.”
“It was great fun doing it again and the strange thing is when those two ladies start singing together there is that sound that is not like any other.
“It’s just coincidence we should meet and they make those sounds together.”
ABBA shot to fame by winning the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest with Waterloo, and had big hits in the 1970s including Dancing Queen before splitting up in 1982.