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ABBA to Release Five New Songs in 2021

ABBA to Release Five New Songs in 2021

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ABBA will release five new songs in 2021 that were originally supposed to have been released last year.

The songs were then meant to be released in 2019 to coincide with an avatar tour but technical difficulties with the avatars have put the project years behind. The songs however are finished and have been sitting unreleased for over a year.

Waterloo Abba
Swedish pop group Abba promote their single ‘Waterloo’ in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1974. (L-R) Bj√∂rn Ulvaeus (Bjorn Ulvaeus), Agnetha F√§ltskog (Agnetha Faltskog), Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Benny Andersson. (Photo by Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Bjorn Ulvaeus announced two new song titles “I Still Have Faith In You” and “Don’t Shut Me Down” in September 2018, suggesting at the time the songs would be released before the end of that year. They weren’t.

Geoff Lloyd, co-host of the Reasons To Be Cheerful podcast, said: “I got to spend an hour […] with Björn Ulvaeus from Abba via Zoom. He’s quarantining – he’s got an island in the Stockholm archipelago.”

Abba In Brighton
3rd April 1974: Swedish pop stars (clockwise, from bottom left), Benny Andersson, Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Agnetha Faltskog and Bjorn Ulvaeus of ABBA at Brighton. (Photo by Steve Wood/Express/Getty Images)

“They’ve recorded five new songs. They should have been out at the end of last year… Because of technical difficulties and the pandemic, it’s delayed things. But he promised me that the new Abba music will be out in 2021.”

New music was planned for inclusion in the 2019 television special ABBA: Thank You For The Music, An All-Star Tribute. That should have surfaced in March 2019. We are still waiting. In April 2002 Bjorn said the avatar project was delayed six months because of the pandemic. The new information this week now pushes that into 2021.

Golden Abba
1976: Pop group Abba holding their golden discs. From l to r; Benny Andersson, Agnetha Faltskog, Anni-Frid Lyngstad and Bjorn Ulvaeus. A Swedish group except for Anni-Frid (Frida) who is Norwegian. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

The last new music from ABBA was The Visitors album of 1981 followed by two more songs that appeared on The Singles album of 1982, “The Day Before You Came” and “Under Attack.”


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