ABBA hint that there might be a THIRD new song, but what about a whole album?

17 July 2018, 10:27

Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus
Picture: Getty

By Tom Eames

Oh guys, you really are spoiling us.

ABBA legends Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus were on the red carpet for the world premiere of Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again! last night (July 16), and they gave away some very exciting news.

Describing ABBA's two brand new songs, Bjorn told the Press Association: “One of them is a pop tune, very danceable. The other is more timeless, more reflective, that is all I will say. It is Nordic sad, but happy at the same time.”

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He added: “I think that exuberant quality of the two ladies [Agnetha Faltskog and Anni-Frid Lyngstad] together singing, that makes the saddest song a bit uplifting, anyway I think that is what happens and that is very organic, that isn’t calculated, that just happened that way.”

Meanwhile, Benny hinted that he has a potential third song coming.

He said: “Yeah it is but don’t tell anyone. If we do a third one, it won’t be out until we go on the road.”

ABBA recording session
Picture: Gorel Hanser

Sadly, Benny also said it is unlikely there will be a third album, saying: “It’s good to have a reason to do what you do and this avatar tour is a reason to come up with something.

"Doing another album is like doing Mamma Mia 3, what is the point unless there is a good reason, good script, good environment? It is such a joyful experience, so that is a reason to do it.”

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ABBA are planning to launch a special virtual tour featuring computer-generated 'ABBAtars', rather than head out on tour themselves as a group.

Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again! opens at UK cinemas on Friday (July 20).