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The 70's Sound: This is what ABBA's new songs look like

The 70’s Sound: This is what ABBA’s new songs look like

Updated September 3, 2021 at 12:46 pm

  • ABBA’s comeback: The Swedish band has released new music nearly 40 years after their breakup.
  • Two new singles have already been released, and a new album will follow in November.
  • Musically, ABBA has stayed true to itself: “We don’t compete with Drake and all those other guys.”

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It’s an absolute sensation: After nearly 40 years of splitting, the Swedish pop group announced daddy her return.

Benny Anderson and Bjorn Ulvaeus quit AS Declared “Historically” In London he not only detailed the long-planned multimedia show, as had been hoped, but also introduced new music.

The songs “I Still Believe in You” and “Don’t Shut Me Down” were announced in April 2018, but their release has been delayed several times. Both addresses were immediately available online on Thursday evening.

The Swede started releasing new music 40 years after their breakup. © YouTube

The Swede started releasing new music 40 years after their breakup. © YouTube

On November 5, the album will be followed by “Voyage” with eight more new songs. “I think it’s very good,” he says. Benny To do so with confidence. “We did it the best we could of our time.”

“It was so good to be in the studio together again”

Musically, the legendary band has stayed true to itself — very deliberately: “We don’t compete with Drake and all these other guys. I have no idea what it is. I don’t understand what modern pop artists are doing,” says Penny.

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The band originally did not plan an album at all. “First we made one song, then several songs. Then we said, ‘Why don’t we make an entire album?'” Benny says with a beaming smile.

Everyone obviously enjoyed working with her two ex-wives who remained close friends after the divorce. “It was so cool being back in the studio together,” he says excitedly. Fans can also look forward to a Christmas carol from ABBA.

The virtual reality project “ABBA Voyage” begins in May

On May 27, the virtual reality project “ABBA Voyage” in London Celebrate the premiere. The matching 3,000-seat musical theater is currently still being built. Virtual photos of Agnetha Fältskog and Bjorn Ulvaeus Plus Benny Anderson and Annie Fred Lingstad sing and dance on stage, accompanied by a live ten-person band.

In fact, the four ABBA members are now 70 years old, but their “ABBAtars” are based on their photos from 1979. Tickets for the event should be available from next week. (jwo/dpa)

The virtual reality project ABBA Voyage will celebrate its premiere in London on May 27. © YouTube

ABBA is back – after nearly 40 years of splitting. With around 400 million records sold, the Swedish band is one of the most successful bands of all time. Since the band’s beginnings, their greatest hits are their new tour as the virtual “Apatari”.

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