ABBA Is Back again Just after 40 Decades : NPR

ABBA users Björn Ulvaeus, Agnetha Fältskog, Anni-Frid Lyngstad and Benny Andersson.

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ABBA members Björn Ulvaeus, Agnetha Fältskog, Anni-Frid Lyngstad and Benny Andersson.

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Virtually 40 several years given that they last created music alongside one another, the members of ABBA are back. The Swedish pop team has introduced an forthcoming “hologram” concert in London and its first studio album in 4 a long time.

“We took a crack in the spring of 1982, and now we’ve resolved it truly is time to stop it,” the band introduced in a information launch. “They say it really is foolhardy to wait around far more than 40 decades in between albums, so we have recorded a observe-up to The People.”

ABBA is the acronym from the very first title of singers Agnetha Fältskog and Anni-Frid “Frida” Lyngstad and instrumentalists-songwriters Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus. They commenced in 1970 as a cabaret act. 4 yrs afterwards, they won the Eurovision competition with “Waterloo.” They grew to become stars with tracks like “Dancing Queen” and “Fernando.” Another strike, “Mamma Mia,” inspired a Broadway musical and a film (and its sequel) starring Meryl Streep (and Cher).

ABBA’s past album, The Readers, launched in 1981, showcased a additional innovative seem than the group’s past light pop tunes. By then, a person of the band’s two married couples had divorced, and the other was about to.

The members are now all in their 70s and have introduced many solo assignments. For many decades now, ABBA has been teasing about a reunion.

Its new album, Voyage, will be launched on Nov. 5. It involves singles “I However Have Faith in You” and “You should not Shut Me Down,” recorded at Andersson’s Riksmixningsverket studio in Stockholm.

In the announcement, ABBA claims its inspiration to record once again comes from acquiring established “the strangest and most amazing concert you could at any time dream of.” Up coming Might, the team will carry out digitally with a reside band in a specially designed arena at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, utilizing likenesses established by a team from George Lucas’ Industrial Gentle & Magic.

“We’re going to be able to sit back again in an audience and look at our digital selves execute our tracks on a stage in a custom made-designed arena in London up coming spring,” reads the announcement. Tickets for the event go on sale Sept. 5.

“We’re genuinely sailing in uncharted waters,” the assertion proceeds. “With the aid of our younger selves, we journey into the foreseeable future. It truly is not effortless to demonstrate, but then it hasn’t been carried out before.”