ABBA’s Björn Ulvaeus has given fans an update as to when they can expect the band’s first new music in almost four decades.
Back in 1974, the world of music was completely changed when Swedish band ABBA won the Eurovision Song Contest.
Almost immediately, they were worldwide superstars, going on to top charts around the country, and becoming one of the world’s best-selling artists of all-time.
Sadly, the group unofficially called it quits in 1982, choosing not to record or tour since. However, rumours of a reunion forever circulated, only to be shut down by the band members each and every time.
In April of 2018 though, it was announced that ABBA had indeed decided to get back together, though this reunion would be solely confined to the studio.
Coming together ahead of a forthcoming hologram tour, the group revealed they would be recording two new songs, which were scheduled to premiere… well, last year.
Now, guitarist Björn Ulvaeus has updated fans as to when we can expect these new tunes while speaking to Denmark’s Ekstra Bladet.
Discussing the topic of the ABBA hologram tour, Ulvaeus notes that the band are “still working on the ABBA avatars,” noting it is a “very strange, but also very fun” experience.
“The avatars will hopefully and probably sing a new ABBA song in a video in September or October,” he explains. “It takes extremely long to get it done and it has been delayed for a long time.”
When pressed for reassurance that there wouldn’t be any further delays, Ulvaeus explained that he can “promise nothing”, but hopes these new songs will be delivered as expected.
While two new songs had been promised by the group, there have been rumours that ‘I Still Have Faith in You’ and ‘Don’t Shut Me Down’ could actually be accompanied by a third song.
Although there’s been no confirmation of this third song, it almost seems like they might as well just keep going and finally record that long-awaited ninth album, right?