ABBA’s Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus said on Wednesday the band will no longer release music after their new album Trip and launching their hologram concerts in London in 2022, despite the group’s revitalized popularity and success following their return.
Andersson said in an interview with The Guardian that he didn’t say “Abba was never going to breed again” when the band originally broke up in 1982, but says it now, remarking: “This is it, it must be. be, you know ”.
Andersson and Ulvaeus revealed that there were two songs they wrote for the Trip album released next week which remained unfinished, and will remain so since the band has no plans to release any new songs.
Andersson said the band members are still “friends,” noting that Ulvaeus and ABBA lead singer Agnetha Fältskog share children and grandchildren, and that they all “saw” and “Have met” over the years.
ABBA made a surprise announcement in September that they would be releasing their first new album in 40 years, which they started recording in 2018, and that they would be featured in a new live holographic show. Strong demand for the new album and tickets to the show caused the band’s website to crash after its launch, according to The Guardian. The group was originally formed in 1972 and found success after winning Eurovision Song Contest in 1974 and releasing 11 albums. Most of the group’s popular songs were also used to create the hit Broadway show. Mom Mia! in 1999, which catapulted the group’s popularity further. In 1982, the group separated after the divorce of their respective couples, Fältskog and Ulvaeus and Anni-Frid Lyngstad and Andersson.
What to watch out for
ABBA’s album Trip will be released on November 5 and their hologram concert will kick off on May 27, 2022 at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
Super troop! Abba on fame, divorce, aging back – and why they came back to save 2021 (The Guardian)
ABBA announces first album in 40 years and will perform live shows in the form of holograms (Forbes)
ABBA’s virtual concert, the metaverse and the future of entertainment (Forbes)