STOCKHOLM – Swedish supergroup ABBA declared their first new album in 4 a long time on Thursday and explained they would phase a collection of digital live shows making use of digital avatars of themselves in London following 12 months.
Enthusiasts piled on the web to rejoice the extensive-awaited reunion of one of the world’s most profitable bands. “2021 has been saved by new ABBA audio,” @elliemiles23 claimed in just one broadly shared Twitter article.
The album “Voyage” will come out on Nov. 5, the band said during the streamed launch. They unveiled two of its 10 songs – “I However Have Religion In You” and “Don’t Shut Me Down” – on Thursday.
“Initial it was just two tracks,” songwriter Benny Andersson stated in a pre-recorded video message.
“Then we explained ‘maybe we must do, I really don’t know, a handful of some others. What do you say girls?’ And they claimed ‘yeah’ and then I requested ‘why you should not we do a whole album?'”
The recording went effortlessly, co-songwriter Bjorn Ulvaeus said. “It all arrived speeding again in a make any difference of seconds.”
“I realized when Benny performed the melody it just had to be about us,” he extra about “I Nevertheless Have Religion In You”. The new album will also consist of a Christmas song “Little Factors”.
The concerts will be held at a purpose-designed ABBA Arena in London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in May well, and characteristic electronic versions of its 4 stars Agnetha Faltskog, Bjorn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson and Anni-Frid Lyngstad.
The “abbatars” have been created working with movement seize technologies – equivalent to that utilised to produce Gollum in “The Lord of the Rings” flicks sequence – and will clearly show members of the band as they seemed in 1979.
“The only big difficulty was that we had to shave our beards,” Andersson reported.
The live shows will feature 22 music, such as the two new quantities and a “kind of a best hits” compilation, like “Dancing Queen”, he included.
Ulvaeus said ABBA had decided on London for the reason that the team felt welcome there.
“In some way, we have normally felt that the Brits see us as their personal – it feels like that when we appear below each time,” he said.
Faltskog and Lyngstad did not talk through the streamed start.
In a statement Faltskog claimed she experienced not identified what to expect when they acquired back jointly to record. “But Benny’s recording studio is these kinds of a friendly and protected setting, and ahead of I knew it I was actually taking pleasure in myself.”
ABBA was started in the early 70s by then partners Agnetha and Bjorn, jointly with Benny and Anni-Frid. Their initials gave the band its name.
They sold extra than 385 million albums and topped charts from Australia to America with a string of hits like “Waterloo”, “The Winner Requires It All” and “Just take A Possibility On Me”.
Their previous album with new substance, 1981’s “The Site visitors”, bundled tracks tinged with the sadness of their divorces. The band split a yr later.
Rumours swirled for years that ABBA would get back again alongside one another, but the members turned down a lot of offers, like one documented $1 billion bundle to tour all over again.
(Reporting by Johan Ahlander and Simon Johnson Enhancing by Andrew Heavens)