ABBA announce new music after 35 years

ABBA announce new music after 35 years

ABBA announce new music after 35 years

Swedish musical icons ABBA have announced they have recorded new music and will perform as "avatars" of their younger selves nearly 35 years after disbanding. "And it feels good", they concluded their statement. "And it was like time stood still".

The Swedish group, which consisted of members Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson and Anni-Frid Lyngsta, made the announcement to fans on Instagram.

Known to bring daily philosophical thoughts into their lyrics, ABBA's music stays everygreen. What inspired them was their avatar band dubbed "Abbatars", which are holograms that perform their songs.

"The decision to continue an exciting project tour avatars ABBA has caused unexpected consequences". Ulvaeus had treated the idea with disdain, saying in 2014 "you will never see us on stage again ... we don't need the money, for one thing". "So we did", reads the statement. They first shot to stardom after winning the 1974 Eurovision song contest with their tune "Waterloo" and hit after hit followed.

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Richard Skold, a 46-year-old ABBA fan who works at a Stockholm book store, jumped up with surprise after hearing the news. Full details were not released until yesterday, when they announced the concert featuring avatars created by digitally scanning and "de-aging" the four so they look like they did in 1979, during their third and final tour.

Alas, ABBA's manager told a Swedish newspaper on Friday that there are no plans to record more songs.

Agnetha Faltskog even said in a BBC interview in 2013 that she wanted to leave the band permanently in the past.

ABBA's music also featured prominently in two cult Australian films, "The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert" and "Muriel's Wedding", both released in 1994.

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