Abba reunites after 35 years!
ABBA was always present as I was growing up, listening to pop, disco, and exploring other genres. Whether it’s Dancing Queen or Mamma Mia, Gimme Gimme or Super Trouper, the band never fails to deliver. The most thrilling news for not just us but also our parents is that the band is returning!
Abba is back with a bang!
ABBA, the Swedish band, revealed their first new record in four decades on Thursday, as well as plans to do a series of virtual performances in London next year utilizing digital avatars of themselves. Fans flocked to social media to rejoice at the long-awaited reunion of one of the world’s most popular bands with their studio album Voyage.
Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, and Anni-Frid Lyngstad established the Swedish pop quartet in Stockholm in 1972. The name of the band is an abbreviation of the initial letters of their given names. From 1974 until 1983, they were one of the most commercially successful bands in the history of popular music, topping the charts all over the world.
The band consisted of two married couples during its most active years: Fältskog and Ulvaeus, and Lyngstad and Andersson. Their personal lives worsened as their popularity grew, eventually leading to the dissolution of both marriages.
Voyage by Abba
“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!”
Meanwhile, we wait for their album release, let’s revive some memories with the band hits!
Abba Dancing Queen
Abba Gimme Gimme
Abba Mamma Mia
The album Voyage is all set to release in November 2021. Stay tuned Abba fans!
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