ABBA set to release new music in 'September or October'
Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!
No ABBA, no music as we know it.
While that might seem like a bit overdramatic, it's perfectly apt when describing the iconic band because when it comes to pop music, there are very few bands that have been as influential as the collective unit of Benny, Agnetha, Anni-Frid, and Björn.
Their back catalogue of tracks is absolutely stunning and more than 40 years since their debut single was released, their songs continue to be played everywhere.
After a 37-year-split that frequently saw so many rumours of a reunion and new music on the horizon, it appears that the band are back together.
Yep, after millions of records sold, marriages within the band, and breakups, Abba fans can expect to hear some new tunes in 2019.
Bjorn Ulvaeus has said that at least one of the new songs — which are called 'I Still Have Faith In You' and 'Don’t Shut Me Down' — will be released “in September or October.”
A year ago, Abba announced that they had recorded the new songs for a Virtual Abba experience in collaboration with American Idol creator Simon Fuller.
Ulvaeus told Denmark’s Ekstra Bladettabloid (via Variety) that “it takes an extremely long time” to make a video with the avatars of the group members, adding that “it has been delayed for too long”.
Benny Andersson previously said that legal complications had delayed the release of the tracks but after nearly four decades away, the countdown is now on.
Does your mother know that Abba are releasing new material? Here's hoping that their return isn't just for money, money, money!