ABBA to reunite after 35 years - two new singles planned for release

The four of us decided that after 35 years it would be interesting again to join forces and go to the recording Studio.

In a statement, the band noted that reuniting to write had been an "extremely joyous experience".

Computerized avatars are to perform "I Still Have Faith In You" in a TV special produced by NBC and the BBC to be broadcast in December, the group said. It was as if time had stood still. Countless acts have been inspired by their hits like "Dancing Queen", "Mamma Mia", "Fernando" and "Take a Chance on Me".

Founded in Stockholm in 1972, the Europop group composed of Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson and Anni-Frid Lyngstad - their initials forming the band's name - made worldwide charts with their unique tunes, featuring classical undertones and synthesizing.

Dust off your platform shoes, get out the flares and hotpants - Abba are back making music. Instead, they're sending hologram avatars out on tour.

Abba won the Eurovision contest in 1974 with the song "Waterloo".

The band went on to reveal the title of one of their new tracks and that they will be "performing" it this year.

"We may have come of age, but the song is new", the band said. Outside of the impossible-dream of having the Beatles reunite, a new Abba may be the biggest reunion that music could muster up. We'll find out. I'm even holding out hope that this could signal a possible rectifying of one of pop history's greatest injustices: that ABBA never recorded a James Bond theme song. Now listening to it after Tim's passing, the angelic tune created to honor Sweden holds new meaning.

2018 will be a huge year for ABBA.

As a lifelong Abba fan - and having toured the world for three years as the lead in the smash hit Abba musical, Mamma Mia!

  • Marlene Weaver