“It was like time had stood still”
ABBA have returned to the studio and recorded two new songs which will be used in their forthcoming virtual reality tour.
In a joint statement, the group said: “The decision to go ahead with the exciting ABBA avatar tour project had an unexpected consequence. We all four felt that, after some 35 years, it could be fun to join forces again and go into the recording studio. So we did. And it was like time had stood still and that we only had been away on a short holiday. An extremely joyful experience!”
One of the songs is called I Still Have Faith In You and will be premiered in December – performed by the Abba avatars – not the actual group – in a TV special which will be broadcast by BBC and NBC.
The Swedish superstars have no plans to perform live on stage. In recent times, the group have authorised 40th anniversary editions of some of their studio albums, including half-speed mastered vinyl editions.