ABBA is again and hoping you’ll take an opportunity on them once more.
After a 40-year hiatus, the Swedish pop foursome has reunited for all of the dancing queens on the market and can launch a brand new album alongside a digital live performance.
Group members Anni-Frid Lyngstad, 75, Agnetha Faltskog, 71, Bjorn Ulvaeus, 76, and Benny Andersson, 74, will drop a 10-song studio album and a live performance, each titled “ABBA Voyage.”
The information was introduced in the course of the group’s livestream occasion on Thursday — additionally aptly referred to as “ABBA Voyage.”
The band first cryptically hyped Aug. 26 that the group might reunited and launch new music. Their official Twitter account introduced followers to their web site, AbbaVoyage.com, and promised a “historic livestream.”
Thursday’s announcement featured a montage of the “Take a Likelihood on Me” singers of their youthful years as they sang a number of of their hit songs all through the many years. One other montage confirmed superfans — even Australian pop singer Kylie Minogue — fortunately dancing to ABBA’s iconic tunes.
The occasion then shocked followers with the world premiere of the band’s new music video and tune, “I Nonetheless Have Religion In You.”
“When Benny performed the melody, I simply knew it needed to be about us,” stated Bjorn.
The digital live performance is claimed to make use of movement seize expertise to make the band look youthful and in all their Seventies glory.
Benny and Bjorn revealed in the course of the livestream that the crew began with simply recording two songs — after which they determined to simply maintain going and make a complete new file. They ended up writing 10 tunes for the album, premiering two in the course of the livestream.
“It’s about realizing that it’s inconceivable to be the place we’re,” Bjorn stated in the course of the occasion. “No creativeness may dream up that, to launch an album after 40 years and nonetheless be the very best of buddies, and nonetheless be having fun with one another’s firm, and have a complete loyalty.”
Whereas the album is about to drop on Nov. 5, the digital live performance will open subsequent yr in a custom-made enviornment in London. The present will play for six nights per week and have digital variations of the pop band.
The inventive minds behind “Mamma Mia” disbanded practically 4 many years in the past and claimed they might by no means, ever get again collectively. Within the final 50 years, the group has amassed over 400 million album gross sales.
After profitable the Eurovision music competitors in 1974 with their hit “Waterloo,” they launched a number of albums within the Seventies and Nineteen Eighties.
The long-lasting foursome cut up in 1982, and but their music has transcended time and time once more. Their songs have been the idea for the musicals “Mamma Mia” and its 2018 movie sequel. Classics resembling “Dancing Queen,” “The Winner Takes It All” and Cash, Cash, Cash” are nonetheless as catchy as ever.