Famous for hits like Dancing Queen, Mamma Mia, etc., the Swedish band disbanded in 1982 after releasing their last single in 1981. And now, they are coming back with new music.
Fans of the 90s Swedish music band ABBA rejoice, as the band announces its comeback after a gap of 37 years! The unexpected announcement that was made last year on their official Instagram page surprised fans all over the world. The band that hinted their reformation in 2016 has finally declared the release of their new music in autumn. Based on the recent statement made by one of the band members, Björn Ulvaeus, the music should be released by September or October this year.
According to the Daily Mail, the band member told Denmark-based tabloid Ekstra Bladet that it took an extremely long time to make the video with the avatars of the group members. He also added that the release of the music video has been delayed for too long. The legendary music band consisting of Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson and Anni-Frid Lyngstad shot to fame after they won the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest with Waterloo. The successful band that had major hits in the 1970s like the Dancing Queen split up in 1982, releasing their last single in 1981.
The 90s pop band have not released any studio album after the 1980s other than Visitors and have also not toured since 1979/80's ABBA: The Tour.
Early last April, the reformed band had announced the recording of two new songs, I Still Have Faith In You and Don't Shut Me Down. Björn described one song as timeless, while the other according to him would remind you of a 70s pop song.
The songs were said to be performed during a TV special ABBA: Thank You for the Music, An All-Star Tribute produced by NBC and the BBC. Though the programme was supposed to be aired during last December, the special was canceled as it was reported that it was not ready in September.
According to the Daily Mail, the members of ABBA said, "The decision to go ahead with the exciting avatar tour project had an unexpected consequence." The band also added that the idea of getting together after so many years would be a fun experience for them.
"We all four felt that, after some 35 years, it could be fun to join forces again and go into the recording studio. It was like time had stood still and that we had only been away on a short holiday."
The band were responsible for some of the timeless classics that topped the pop music scene during their time, like Dancing Queen, Mamma Mia, Thank You For The Music, etc.