By Savannah Smith  |  04-27-2018   Entertainment
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After 35 long years, iconic band Abba announced that they have written and recorded their first new songs after their big separation in 1983.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Here we go again! Abba is reuniting, recording its first new songs in 35 years <a href="https://t.co/e5HZSs2UWZ">https://t.co/e5HZSs2UWZ</a> <a href="https://t.co/jNEmXQWF3G">pic.twitter.com/jNEmXQWF3G</a></p>&mdash; Variety (@Variety) <a href="https://twitter.com/Variety/status/989889408986824704?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 27, 2018</a></blockquote>

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The Swedish band who have sold millions of records worldwide shared on Instagram that they had recorded two new songs for a project in which avatars of the musical group will perform.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">SEE THAT GIRLL, WATCHINGNMEEEEEEE<a href="https://t.co/JZeFMyXEkQ">https://t.co/JZeFMyXEkQ</a></p>&mdash; Lil Lucy (@carmendoesnthav) <a href="https://twitter.com/carmendoesnthav/status/989917666692431872?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 27, 2018</a></blockquote>

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The band said in a statement that the exciting Abba avatar tour project had an unexpected consequence. They felt that after 35 years, it could be fun to “join forces again and go into the recording studio.”

The members did just that. They added in the statement: “And it was like time had stood still and we had only been away on a short holiday. An extremely joyful experience!”

The band also shared that one of the new songs called I Still Have Faith in You will be part of a TV special to be shown in December. Abba’s statement concluded: “We may have come of age, but the song is new. And it feels good.”

The two-hour TV special will be co-produced by NBC and the BBC. Abba will perform as computer-generated avatars. The band had also been digitally-scanned and “de-aged” to look like the way they did in 1979 when they performed their third and final tour.

Abba will also have a world tour next year.

Abba has a formidable line-up of global hits that took the world by storm including Knowing Me, Knowing You, Take a Chance on Me, Dancing Queen and The Name of the Game. They have sold millions of records worldwide that topped the charts.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">375 million records sold and ABBA is still putting out tracks. Via <a href="https://twitter.com/ReutersTV?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@ReutersTV</a> <a href="https://t.co/c5T7TdgC6P">pic.twitter.com/c5T7TdgC6P</a></p>&mdash; Reuters Top News (@Reuters) <a href="https://twitter.com/Reuters/status/989891034921558016?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 27, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">We always believed that one fine, day the magic would happen again - <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ABBA?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#ABBA</a> are coming back! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/AwardsAwards?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#AwardsAwards</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/RoyalBabyName?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#RoyalBabyName</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ComeOutForLGBT?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#ComeOutForLGBT</a> <a href="https://t.co/cqPntX7iuG">pic.twitter.com/cqPntX7iuG</a></p>&mdash; Britannia PR (@Britanniacomms) <a href="https://twitter.com/Britanniacomms/status/989882390158954496?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 27, 2018</a></blockquote>

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The band was formed in Stockholm in 1972. They comprised two couples: Ulvaeus and Agnetha Faltskog; and Benny Andersson and Anni-Frid Lyngstad, all of whom had successful musical careers in Sweden. The group first burst on to the international musical stage after winning the Eurovision singing contest in Brighton in 1974 with their song Waterloo.

Abba’s jukebox musical Mama Mia! Debuted in the West End in 1999 and still running both in London and worldwide.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ABBA?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#ABBA</a> IS BACK!!! 💕😍💕 <a href="https://t.co/OMzVDQkqa3">pic.twitter.com/OMzVDQkqa3</a></p>&mdash; PAPER Magazine (@papermagazine) <a href="https://twitter.com/papermagazine/status/989885049419034624?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 27, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Even President Donald Trump is sharing the excitement of the musical comeback of Abba, mentioning it in the same breath on Twitter as the historic road to peace of North and South Korea.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">HUGE world news! I’ve facilitated a reconciliation between warring factions in a conflict that’s gone on for decades!<br>That’s right, <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ABBA?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#ABBA</a> has reunited to record new music for the 1st time in 35 years! And since it happened under MY watch, I’m taking FULL credit! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/MammaMia?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#MammaMia</a><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Trump?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Trump</a></p>&mdash; Donald J. Trump (@Trumptweets2020) <a href="https://twitter.com/Trumptweets2020/status/989887960685404162?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 27, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Source:

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2018/apr/27/abba-announce-first-new-songs-for-35-years?CMP=fb_gu

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