ABBA Returns

Audrey White, Sandscript Author

The Popular 1970s Swedish pop band, ABBA, returns after a forty-year long hiatus. Famous ABBA songs include “Dancing Queen,” “Mamma Mia,” and “Waterloo”. Offered $1 billion to revive the band in 2000, ABBA declined for decades due to the demands of the offer- 250 tours. Having sold roughly 385 million records, ABBA still remains a well-loved musical group. Igniting the breakup of the band at their height of popularity, were the divorces between the members Benny Andersson and Anni-Frid Lyngstad, as well as, Agnetha Fältskog and Björn Ulvaeus. Never officially splitting up the band, the consensus was that ABBA needed a break. And now, that break has come to an end.

After several setbacks, ABBA will finally be releasing their new album titled, ‘Voyage’. The album will be released November 5th, 2021 and features ten songs including: (1) I Still Have Faith in You, (2) When You Danced with Me, (3) Little Things, (4) Don’t Shut Me Down, (5) Just a Notion, (6) I Can Be That Woman, (7) Keep an Eye on Dan, (8) Bumblebee, (9) No Doubt About It, (10) Ode to Freedom. Two songs have been released already (“I Still Have Faith in You” and “Don’t Shut Me Down”). 

In addition, a futuristic concert will hit the ABBA Arena, located in London, England beginning on May 27th, 2022. Digital adaptations of ABBA members Benny Andersson, Agnetha Fältskog, Anni-Frid Lyngstad and Björn Ulvaeus will be seen in company with a 10-piece live band. Tickets are currently available for purchase and ‘Voyage’ is available for pre-order. In three days alone, 80,000 copies were bought in the United Kingdom. ABBA has been developing a reunion since 2017, but has since been postponed due to COVID-19. A review will be written regarding the upcoming release of ABBA’s ‘Voyage’.