ABBA reunion: All four members will release new music for the first time in 35 years

27 April 2018, 12:51

Can it be true?

ABBA have actually recorded new music for the first time in 35 years.

The group said in a statement: "The decision to go ahead with the exciting ABBA avatar tour project had an unexpected consequence.

"We all four felt that, after some 35 years, it could be fun to join forces again and go into the recording studio. So we did. 

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"And it was like time had stood still and that we had only been away on a short holiday. An extremely joyous experience.

"It resulted in two new songs and one of them, 'I Still Have Faith In You' will be performed by or digital selves in a TV special aimed for broadcasting in December."

 

 

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They added: 'We may have been old, but the song is new. And it feels good." 

Considering that all four members 'signed' the statement on ABBA's official Instagram, this appears to be the closest thing to a full-on reunion for nearly 4 decades.

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Earlier this week, it was revealed that a virtual ABBA experience was in the works.

Special 'Abbatars' will represent the four members of the Swedish pop group for an upcoming digital gig.

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Björn Ulvaeus said that the two-hour show will be broadcast in the UK and simulcast across the world. A world tour is then planned for 2019 or 2020, according to the Times.

The band will appear as they looked back in 1979, thanks to special hi-tech imaging equipment.

"We thought we looked good that year," Ulvaeus said. "You'll hear the voices of ABBA coming out of the mouths of the Abbatars.

"You won't be able to see that they're not human beings. It'll be spooky, I assure you, but great fun and no one has done it before."

ABBA broke up back in 1985, after selling almost 400 million records worldwide.

Their last public performance came on the Swedish version of TV show This Is Your Life, honouring their manager Stig Anderson.

The group have resisted requests to reunite ever since, including a $1bn (£689m) offer to tour in 2000.