ABBA are one of the biggest bands ever, as you’re no doubt aware. They thought their music would fall by the wayside when they broke up, but it’s lived on in blockbuster movies, musicals and museums. They continue to earn vast sums of money from their catalogue.
They have never come close to reforming for any live engagements. It’s not as if they need the money – they always felt more comfortable as recording artists. Their career took off in Brighton, of all places, at the Eurovision Song Content in 1974: they won with their song Waterloo. The rest, as they say, was history.
In 2020 the band confirmed they had two new songs, I Still Have Faith In You and Don’t Shut Me Down. They hinted they had around five songs in total. Some of the songs were supposed to arrive in 2020 but the pandemic got in the way.
Benny Anderson said “They’re coming. They’re coming this year. I’m guessing after the summer. But I can only guess, because I’m not really sure. But I would think so. One shouldn’t promise anything but if I were to decide myself, it would be September. I can’t make that decision alone. But that’s what we’re aiming for.”
ABBA have just launched new social media profiles, including an Instagram account called ABBA Voyage. The picture they posted looks unmistakably like album artwork. It even has a release date: 02/09/21.
It’s highly likely that you’ll be dancing around to new ABBA songs next month. Cher better shelve that second ABBA tribute album because this will be the real deal.