Abba made a sweet announcement on YouTube: After nearly 40 years, the band is back with a new album.
Legendary pop group Abba has announced their new album, almost 40 years after the band broke up. “We have recorded a new album with ABBA,” said the quartet members, Benny Anderson and Bjorn Ulfaus, during a live broadcast online from London on Thursday night.
“It was like no time had passed,” Anderson said, describing the band’s reunion in the studio after decades of separation. “We did it the best we could of our time,” the 74-year-old told reporters at London’s ArcelorMittal Orbit Tower. At this event, the band performed the new song “I Still Believe in You” (“I Still Believe in You”). The new album, “Journey”, is scheduled to be released on November 5.
The group described the digital show, in which the four members were meticulously recorded, as “the strangest and most amazing concert” one could dream of. She said, “We will be able to sit in front of the audience and watch our digital photos perform our songs. Weird and wonderful!”
New songs “I Still Have Faith In You” and “Don’t Shut Me Down” will also be featured on the album.
Abba became world famous with songs like “Dancing Queen”, “Waterloo”, “Mamma Mia” and “The Winner Takes It All”. In 1982 the band split up after the divorce of spouses Agnetha Fältskog and Björn Ulvaeus as well as Anni-Frid Lyngstad and Benny Andersson. All four singers are now over 70 years old. In the past 50 years, they have sold more than 400 million albums.
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