ABBA To Release New Music This Year, Björn Ulvaeus Reveals
The iconic Swedish pop group is reuniting to bring fans new music by as soon as "September or October" this year.
Last year it was revealed the band would launch a digital tour featuring virtual avatars of Björn, Benny Andersson, Anni-Frid Lyngstad and Agnetha Faltskog, and that they had been spending time in the studio recording new music.
ABBA had originally planned to give a virtual performance during a TV special in December, but they faced delays.
Speaking to Denmark's EkstraBladet tabloid, Björn said "it takes an extremely long time" to create video footage using the avatars of the group members.
In January, Benny defended the delay, telling IceTheSite: "When that press release [about the TV show and recordings] came out, everything was up and running smoothly, then it didn't run as smoothly.
"We are still trying to establish the agreement that needs to be done to be able to continue. We are good. It's the other side, everything that has to be done, everything that has to be drawn. It's delayed. It's not our doing."
ABBA first shot to fame when they won the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest with their hit, Waterloo.
The band, which consisted of two couples, went on to enjoy global success, eventually becoming one of the best-selling music artists all of all time.
However, as their popularity increased, the success is said to have had a detrimental effect on their marriages - which both resulted in divorce. After the couples' split, this was reflected in their music, which went on to feature darker, more introspective lyrics.
In 1982, ABBA disbanded, with their most recent single, Thank You For The Music, being released in 1983, so you could say we're well over due some more ABBA hits.
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