ABBA’s new music to be released in ‘September or October’

Mamma Mia! Here we go again… ABBA have revealed they will release new music this autumn.

Last year, the Swedish supergroup announced the intention to record new material – more than 35 years on from their last foray into the recording studio.

The new songs will arrive prior to a digital avatar tour which is set to take place later this year.

ABBA – which comprises Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, Agnetha Fältskog and Anni-Frid Lyngstand – split up in 1982. But Ulvaeus told Denmark’s Ekstra Bladet newspaper that fans of the group can expect a new song “in September or October”.

A new song titled I Still Have Faith In You was due to premiere on the BBC back in December. Another new song is called Don’t Shut Me Down.

Last year, Ulvaeus discussed the direction of the two new songs.

“One of them is a pop tune, very danceable,” he said. “The other is more timeless, more reflective, that is all I will say. It is Nordic sad, but happy at the same time.

“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. I think that is what happens and that [it] is very organic: [it] isn’t calculated, [it] just happened that way.”

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