Back in 2018, Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson announced that they had recorded new ABBA music with Agnetha Fältskog and Anni-Frid Lyngstad. The two new ABBA singles are called I Still Have Faith in You and Don’t Shut Me Down. And now Björn has confirmed fans should be able to hear the tracks later this year.
Speaking with CNBC, the 75-year-old said: “I think sometime this year. Yes, I think so.”
On recording with ABBA over three decades later, Björn said: “Oh, that was so great.
“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.”
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In fact, back in February, Benny told Swedish journalists the new ABBA song would be arriving around September.
The 73-year-old said: “They’re coming.
“They’re coming this year. I’m guessing after the summer.
“But I can only guess because I’m not really sure. But I would think so.”
ABBA were active between 1972-1982 and reunited in 2018 to record the new music
Asked if he could promise 2020, the ABBA star said: “One shouldn’t promise anything but if I were to decide myself, it would be September.
“I can’t make that decision alone.
“But that’s what we’re aiming for.”
Meanwhile, ABBA’s life-like avatar tour has been delayed by six months due to the pandemic.
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Last year, a source told Express.co.uk that it’s not just two singles but a whole new ABBA album.
The insider said: “Benny has written eight new and totally original songs, so far. Five of which are completely recorded on which the girls have just finished their vocals.
“The two Bs have been playing it coy with their official announcements, so far.
“But this and more is what is happening behind the scenes.”
They added: “Benny is a bit paranoid not wanting to besmirch their legacy. But, he has nothing to fear, they are all fabulous songs.
“Furthermore, a state of the art video, using new unseen technology, has been shot costing £15 million for an upcoming single release date, still to be decided.
“It’s going to be an album at some point. Benny is over-cautious as he doesn’t want to stain the band’s legacy with anything inferior so he is taking his time writing new songs.
“But they are coming together rather quickly, though, by the sounds of it. They all sound as though they have never been away with the state-of-the-art recording technology involved. Remember, all of Abba’s original recordings were analogue and these current recordings are digital!”