ABBA is Back with Two New Songs, New Album (‘Voyage’) and a Digital Concert Announcement


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For the first time in 40 years, Swedish pop legends ABBA have officially reunited — and will release a new album, Voyage, on Nov. 5.

Detailed on Thursday, the news arrived with significant anticipation, as rumors have swirled for years of new activity from the legendary group (Benny Andersson, Agnetha Fältskog, Anni-Frid Lyngstad and Björn Ulvaeus). Along with the news was the premiere of “I Still Have Faith In You,” which can be experienced below:

“Don’t Shut Me Down” is another new track:

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The track listing:

1. I Still Have Faith in You
2. When You Danced with Me
3. Little Things
4. Don’t Shut Me Down
5. Just a Notion
6. I Can Be That Woman
7. Keep an Eye on Dan
8. Bumblebee
9. No Doubt About It
10. Ode to Freedom

Addressing the 40-year gap between official reunion activity (not including a one-off performance at a private event in 2016), the band said in a statement:

“It’s been a while since we made music together. Almost 40 years, actually. We took a break in the spring of 1982 and now we’ve decided it’s time to end it. They say it’s foolhardy to wait more than 40 years between albums, so we’ve recorded a follow-up to The Visitors. We simply call it Voyage and we’re truly sailing in uncharted waters.”

ABBA plans to host a series of digital concert events beginning in May 2022 at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park’s arena in London.

The Guardian detailed the live events:

Digital versions of themselves (not holograms, their team asserted) will appear nightly alongside a 10-piece live band at a new 3,000-capacity venue in the city’s Olympic park, called the Abba Arena. Tickets go on general sale on Tuesday 7 September.

“We simply call it ‘Voyage’ and we’re truly sailing in uncharted waters,” said songwriter/keyboardist Benny Anderson in a news release. “With the help of our younger selves, we travel into the future. It’s not easy to explain but then it hasn’t been done before. When you come to the arena you will have the four of us together with an absolutely glorious 10-piece band. And even if not in the flesh, we will be right there, thanks to the work of the creative team and ILM.”

More about the live event, via Rolling Stone:

Made through George Lucas’ Industry Light & Magic, Abba Voyage will take place at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park’s arena in London. General tickets are available on September 7th.

“It’s been a while since we made music together,” the band said in a statement. “Almost 40 years, actually. We took a break in the spring of 1982 and now we’ve decided it’s time to end it. They say it’s foolhardy to wait more than 40 years between albums, so we’ve recorded a follow-up to The Visitors. We simply call it Voyage and we’re truly sailing in uncharted waters.”

“It’s hard to say what’s been the most joyful thing for me with this project,” Andersson said. “If it’s the involvement in creating the concert together with everyone or being back in the studio together again after 40 years. I think hearing Frida and Agnetha singing again is hard to beat.” Added Anni-Frid Lyngstad: “Those first sessions back in 2018 were such fun, and when Benny called and asked if I’d consider singing some more I jumped at it!”


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