ABBA to Release New Music Later This Year, Says Björn Ulvaeus
Published Apr 03, 2019Swedish pop legends ABBA have been hinting at new material for the better part of a year, but according to the band's Björn Ulvaeus, we will finally be getting new music this fall. It will mark the first new release from the band since they broke up 37 years ago.
According to the Associated Press, Ulvaeus told Danish tabloid Ekstra Bladet that "it takes an extremely long time" to pair the new music with the video avatars of the group. Ulvaeus added, "It has been delayed for too long."
Nevertheless, he confirmed that a new single is expected to arrive in September or October of this year.
As previously reported, the group recorded two new songs last year, which were supposed to premiere on an NBC/BBC special titled ABBA: Thank You for the Music, An All-Star Tribute. They are titled "I Still Have Faith in You" and "Don't Shut Me Down."
The TV special has been postponed until later this year, though a firm air date has not yet been announced..
The band have also been promising a virtual tour for years now, which will supposedly send out all four original members — Ulvaeus, Agnetha Faltskog, Benny Andersson and Anni-Frid Lyngstad — as video avatars.