Moments ago, ABBA members Agnetha, Benny, Björn and Anni-Frid made a surprise announcement: They re-united in the studio to record two new songs! The group's last material dates back some 35 years ago.
The announcement appeared this afternoon on the official ABBA website and Instagram profile:
The unexpected revelation came just days after ABBA member Björn Ulvaeus revealed the group would make a 'digital' comeback as 'Abbatars'. Ulvaeus announced the news in a keynote speech given at the EBU Media Summit in Brussels.
Now it appears that the digital version of the legendary pop group will not only sing ABBA's classics, but that two new songs have been recorded. As the announcement revealed one of their new songs is titled I Still Have Faith In You, which will be performed by the 'Abbatars' in a TV special produced by NBC and the BBC in December.
Millions of ABBA fans have hoped for the group to reunite since they last performed in public in 1986. In 2016 the four members of the group performed behind closed doors at a private party.
A physical reunion is not expected to take place, as the individual members of the group have often made clear in interviews. Today's news may give ABBA fans new hope.
ABBA won the Eurovision Song Contest in 1974 with Waterloo, after which they became a global phenomena. The group sold an estimated 400 million records.