It is a proud moment for any ABBA fan, as the legendary group have decided to come together after 35 years and create that spell bounding music; they have been known to associate with. On their Instagram Page, ABBA announced that they were making a comeback after 35 years, and going to the recording studio once again. They announced that they felt that in the time when they were not around, time had stood still and it felt like they were on a short holiday.
ABBA did have a formal union of sorts in 2016, at Stockholm, when Ulvaeus opened a Greek restaurant, which featured in their Broadway musical ‘Mamma Mia!’. Fans were happy to know that the group that had never crossed paths in all these years, had least joined for this venture. But this certainly is great news, considering ABBA’s band members are joining together to do what they are best known to – create romance with their music.
ABBA has stated that they would make a comeback with two songs; one of them is called ‘I Still Have Faith in You’ which will be broadcast on NBC and BBC, in 2018.
The Swedish group will perform as a virtual group, where digitally scanned images of Agnetha, Bjorn, Benny and Frida, will be created as avatars, so that they looked just as they did in the year 1979. ABBA will also tour the world in 2019, on the heels of their virtual concert.
ABBA went on to give huge hits like ‘Mamma Mia’, ‘Dancing Queen’, ‘Voulez Vous’, ‘Fernando’ , ‘Honey Honey’ between the periods 1974 and 1984. Their popularity loomed across Europe and Australia. In the course of their fame, their personal lives suffered. The marriages of the four team members, Agnetha Fältskog and Björn Ulvaeus; Anni-Frid Lyngstad and Benny Andersson suffered and they eventually divorced each other. ABBA disbanded as a group, and music was never the same anymore. Before Agnetha came with her solo album in 2013, people were wondering – what happened to ABBA
ABBA’s popularity increased after they disbanded in 1982 and they went on to become one of the best selling music acts in the world, and the second best selling music group in the world, after Beatles.
In the year 2000, an American- British company offered them $1 billion to reunite for 100 shows, which is more than the GDP of some countries! But ABBA refused the amount. So clearly, this time, the reunion is not for money.
Fans missed ABBA and the one question posed to each of the four members individually was ‘Will you guys ever make a comeback?” Finally, the answer has been revealed.