ABBA releases first new music in almost 40 years and announces 'virtual' concert

goss 03/09/2021

One of the most successful bands of all time, ABBA, are back on the scene after almost 40 years.

The Swedish group have today released 2 brand new tracks and unveiled plans for a new album and a 'virtual concert'.

"At first it was just two songs, and then we said, 'Well, maybe we should do a few others.'" the team said.

The first song released 'I Still Have Faith In You' is a slow piano ballad...

"When Benny played the melody, I just knew it had to be about us," band member Bjorn said.

"It's about realising that it's inconceivable to be where we are. No imagination could dream up that, to release an album after 40 years and still be the best of friends, and still be enjoying each other's company, and have a total loyalty."

The second song they've released is called 'Don't Shut Me Down' and it is a bit more upbeat. The song tells the story of a woman who leaves her partner and then returns years later asking for him back.

On top of the new music, the band are preparing a 'virtual concert', called Abba Voyage, which will play out in London for 5 nights next year.

"Agnetha, Frida, Benny and Bjorn got on stage in front of 160 cameras and almost as many VFX geniuses, and they performed every song in this show, to perfection, over five weeks," explained producer Ludvig Andersson.

"So when you see this show, it is not four people pretending to Abba, it is actually them."

Check out the new songs above and let us know what you think!