ABBA announces first new material in 35 years

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The famed Swedish pop group announced on Friday that they recorded their first new songs in more than 35 years.

The band, who have been on a 35-year recording hiatus, announced on Instagram that they made a decision to "join forces again and return to the recording studio".

In a statement, the band noted that reuniting to write had been an "extremely joyous experience". So we did. As if time had stopped and we were like a little vacation. While we are all familiar with Avicii, the latter penned such hits as "Dancing Queen" and "Mamma Mia" which set the 70's ablaze.

ABBA was formed in Stockholm, Sweden in 1972 by Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, and Anni-Frid Lyngstad. Instead, the songs will be performed as part of their new avatar tour that will create a show with the band members as holograms.

But their songs took on a more melancholy edge from the late 1970s as the marriages of first Ulvaeus and Miss Faltskog and then Andersson and Miss Lyngstad fell apart. So we did, ' they said.

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The decision to go ahead with the exciting ABBA avatar tour project had an unexpected outcome. "Usually the reason bands have reunions is that one of them is destitute and the others want to help". Let's hope that the new Abba music matches the initial optimism. I never thought this would happen. "It is digital versions of ABBA, from 1979", Ulvaeus told AFP.

Are you happy to hear Abba is releasing new music? The Swedish band had nine #1 hits in the United Kingdom and around the world, have recorded two songs.

2018 will be a huge year for ABBA.

Their music is the foundation for the stage musical Mamma Mia! and its film adaptation, as well as the upcoming movie musical Mamma Mia!: Here We Go Again.