ABBA to reunite after 35 years – two new singles planned for release
Legendary pop icons ABBA have reunited after a 35 year absence and recorded two brand new songs.
The Swedish group – known for hit records Mamma Mia, Dancing Queen and The Winner Takes It All – got together for a TV project and, after feeling the magic again, recorded two new tracks.
I Still Have Faith In You is one of the song titles.
ABBA, made up of Agnetha Faltskog, 68, Bjorn Ulvaeus, 73, Benny Andersson, 71, and Anni-Frid Lyngstad, 72, released a statement explaining why they are releasing new material.
It reads: "The decision to go ahead with the exciting ABBA avatar tour project had an unexpected consequence.
"We all four felt that, after some 35 years, it could be fun to join forces again and go into the recording studio. So we did.
"And it was like time had stood still and that we only had been away on a short holiday. An extremely joyful experience!
"It resulted in two new songs and one of them 'I Still Have Faith In You' will be performed by our digital selves in a TV special produced by NBC and the BBC aimed for broadcasting in December.
"We may have come of age, but the song is new. And it feels good."
ABBA ceased recording in 1983, after bagging nine UK number ones, but an official announcement was never made.
The group have racked up 400 million record sales internationally.