ABBA’s Benny Andersson has revealed that the iconic group is hoping to release some new music later this year.
In a clip by ABBA Talk (a fandom news and discussion site for the band), Andersson is asked when the band will be releasing new music, to which he responds: “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.”
He continues: “One shouldn’t promise anything but if I were to decide myself, it would be September,” before adding: “I can’t make that decision alone. But that’s what we’re aiming for.”
Back in 2018, the Swedish pop group announced that they’d be recording new material for the first time in 35 years. It was originally thought that the songs would have emerged last year, but here’s hoping for 2020!
A new song titled “I Still Have Faith In You” was due to premiere on the BBC back in 2018. Another new song is called “Don’t Shut Me Down”.
“One of them is a pop tune, very danceable,” said Björn Ulvaeus in 2018. “The other is more timeless, more reflective, that is all I will say. It is Nordic sad, but happy at the same time.”
“I think that exuberant quality of the two ladies (Agnetha Faltskog and Anni-Frid Lyngstad) together singing, that makes the saddest song a bit uplifting. I think that is what happens and that (it) is very organic: (it) isn’t calculated, (it) just happened that way.”