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New ABBA music to be released in September?

Bjorn Ulvaeus is hopeful that we will be hearing new ABBA music this Autumn

Just under a year ago, it was announced that ABBA will be reuniting for their first release in 35 years. Since then, fans have been eagerly awaiting the return of one of the biggest groups in pop music history. According to Ekstra Bladet, we will be hearing this new music in the coming months!

44 years after their Eurovision victory, Sweden’s ABBA remain one of the most successful and popular acts to ever grace the Eurovision stage. After a 35-year hiatus, it was announced that ABBA would be making a comeback in the form of a virtual show. This announcement was followed by the news of a forthcoming release, via the group’s official Instagram account. Unfortunately, the NBC/BBC television special, originally planned for December, was delayed until an unknown date in 2019. Thankfully, the project now seems to be back on track.

“It has been delayed for a long time”

Speaking to Denmark’s Ekstra Bladet, Bjorn Ulvaeus revealed that the project had been drawn out longer than expected. Although he didn’t go into the exact details behind the holdup, he did say that they wanted to wait until the virtual ‘avatars’ were perfected. It was suggested that both songs have been recorded.

We are still working on the ABBA avatars, which are digital copies of ourselves… It is very strange, but also very fun.

Bjorn Ulvaeus talking about the virtual performance

He also said the band would “hopefully and probably” be releasing a new ABBA song, along with a music video, in either September or October. However, he could not promise that this would be the case. He did confirm, however, that the second song is called “Don’t Shut Me Down”. This will be released alongside “I Still Have Faith In You”, the title of which was revealed last year.

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