ABBA announce first new music since 1982

Keshala Dias

COLOMBO (News 1st) – Pop group ABBA have returned to the studio to record their first new music since the 1980s.

The Swedish four-piece, who had nine No 1 hits in the UK between 1974 and 1980, and who have sold hundreds of millions of records worldwide, announced on Instagram that they had recorded two new songs for a project in which avatars of the band will perform.

“The decision to go ahead with the exciting ABBA avatar tour project had an unexpected consequence,” the group wrote. “We all felt that, after some 35 years, it could be fun to join forces again and go into the recording studio. So we did.” The group said returning to the studio felt “like time had stood still and we had only been away on a short holiday. An extremely joyful experience!”

No release date has been set for the new songs – but one of them, titled I Still Have Faith In You, will be performed in December on a TV special broadcast by the BBC and NBC.