According to singer-songwriter Björn Ulvaeus, ABBA will definitely be releasing new music this year!
Back in 2017, the iconic pop group announced that they’d be reuniting for a digital concert in 2019, performing as Abbatars with 5 new tracks – but due to COVID-19 delays, fans are still waiting…
However, Ulvaeus has confirmed that the new tracks will be arriving this year, and the band has been meeting in Stockholm to discuss their impending reunion too! As the singer shared, ‘There will be new music this year, that is definite, it’s not a case anymore of it might happen, it will happen.’
He added, ‘We’re really, really good friends… the four of us stand in the studio for the first time in 40 years and there’s just something in knowing what we’ve been through. It’s hard to describe, but there are such strong, strong bonds between us.’
The upcoming tracks include I Still Have Faith In You and Don’t Shut Me Down. While conceding their voices are a little bit different now, Ulvaeus has promised it will still sound ‘very much’ like the ABBA we know and love!
With the popularity of music biopics like Bohemian Rhapsody and Rocketman, not to mention the movie adaptations of Mamma Mia, it’s not crazy to suggest an ABBA movie. After all, the Money, Money, Money would be there too…
But, Ulvaeus isn’t too keen on the idea; ‘I don’t think we would want that actually, I certainly know myself I wouldn’t want an actor – not while I’m alive – to play me on the big screen and I don’t think the others would like that either,’ he said.
Either way, when the songs do arrive, I’m sure we’ll all be saying Thank You For The Music!