Mamma Mia! Legendary Swedish group ABBA announces comeback

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The iconic Swedish quartet has announced their comeback through a cryptic Twitter account, nearly 40 years after the band split in 1982.

The acclaimed group, consisting of Anni-Frid (Frida) Lyngstad, Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus, and Agnetha Fälskog, thank their fans for their patience on Twitter and announce that “the journey is about to begin.”

A fan favorite

The group won the Eurovision Song Contest in 1974 with the hit Waterloo, and continuously produced hits throughout the 1970s and early 80s. 

They went on to become the best-selling Swedish brand of all time and accumulated a massive fanbase all over the world.

The superstars disbanded in 1982 and swore never to get back together, a promise that was kept until recently.

New album and virtual concerts

Last week, a verified Twitter account named “ABBA Voyage” appeared, prompting speculation from fans around the world.

Thursday evening, it was announced that the pop legends are releasing a new studio album for the first time in almost four decades.

Their new album, Abba Voyage, will consist of ten songs. Two of them have already been announced.

The first song, I Still Have Faith In You, is a tribute to the special bond between all four band members. Ulvaeus explained that “It’s about realizing that it’s inconceivable to be where we are.” The second song, Don’t Shut Me Down, is about a woman reuniting with her partner several years after leaving.

The new album will be virtually performed on stage in London next spring by digital avatars – or “Abbatars” – representing each of the four members.

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