ABBA has provided the soundtrack to many people’s life moments.
The Swedish band took the world by storm in 1974 when they won the Eurovision Song Contest with ‘Waterloo’, and their big hits are still being jammed to today.
Having sold almost 400 million singles and albums around the world during their prime, it is safe to say they’ve conquered the globe.
39 years after their last music release, fans are on the edge of their seats and waiting for more.
Per the BBC, the four band members – Agnetha Faltskog, Anna-Frid Lyngstad, Bjorn Ulvaeus, and Benny Andersson – returned to the studio in 2018, promising two new songs later that year.
The two tracks have names, ‘I Still Have Faith In You’ and ‘Don’t Shut Me Down’, but they have yet to meet anybody’s ears.
To make up for these delays and to thank fans for their patience, though, the band is expected to release an additional three new tracks on top of the two already mentioned.
That’ll give us a bunch of new material to work with when we hit the karaoke bars again.
Ulvaeus has confirmed that this is a matter of when, not if, saying the songs will “definitely” will come out this year.
ABBA’s latest cryptic message came out this morning:
— ABBA Voyage (@ABBAVoyage) August 26, 2021
If you haven’t figured it out yet, it is the launch of their new website, “ABBA Voyage“, with the band asking fans to register interest in an upcoming project, which might be a ‘hologram tour’ ABBA spoke about in 2016.
The four glowing planets, accompanied by the date September 2, could be hinting at a show involving “Abba-tars”, or hologram versions of the stars performing hits like ‘Waterloo’, ‘Dancing Queen’, and ‘Mamma Mia’:
It said the holograms will be beamed onstage in a purpose-built east London theatre, where fans will also be able to see a documentary-style film on the band’s comeback.
Ulvaeus said the idea had been presented to the band by Spice Girls manager Simon Fuller:
“He came to Stockholm and he presented this idea to us that we could make identical digital copies of ourselves of a certain age and that those copies could then go on tour and they could sing our songs, you know, and lip-sync. I’ve seen this project halfway through and it’s already mind-boggling.”
The project apparently kicked off with filming at London’s Ealing Studios last year.
Sounds exciting. Sign me up.
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