Mamma Mia! Here we go again…
ABBA co-founder Björn Ulvaeus has suggested the legendary quartet, who’ve sold over 400 million singles and albums across the world, could release a brand new studio album following recent recording sessions.
“A new album, possibly. Or four songs or something like that – that’s possible,” he told the Evening Standard.
However, fans hoping for a chance to see the band perform live once again are out of luck, as he added: “For us to perform on stage that’s just not going to happen. That’s a definite.”
It’s been over 30 years since the release of their last original studio album, The Visitors, so a proper comeback could quite literally break the internet. We’re keeping our fingers crossed.
Earlier this year, the group made the unexpected announcement that they had recorded two new songs together, one of which is called I Still Have Faith In You and is expected to feature in a television special produced by NBC and the BBC.
“We all four felt that, after some 35 years, it could be fun to join forces again and go into the studio,” they said at the time. “So we did. And it was like time had stood still and that we only had been away on a short holiday.”
Meanwhile, ABBA are expected to appear as holograms for a new stage show as part of the upcoming ABBA Avatar Tour.
Agnetha, Bjorn, Benny and Anni-Frid will all be officially reuniting for what’s being described as a “new entertainment experience” involving virtual reality and artificial intelligence.
Music manager Simon Fuller said in a statement: “We are exploring a new technological world that will allow us to create new forms of entertainment and content we couldn’t have previously imagined.”
ABBA’s Benny added: “We’re inspired by the limitless possibilities of what the future holds and are loving being a part of creating something new and dramatic here. A time machine that captures the essence of who we were. And are.”