ABBA announce plans for first new music in 35 years

“I Still Have Faith in You” will debut in December.

April 27, 2018
ABBA announce plans for first new music in 35 years Abba holding their golden discs in 1976   Hulton Archive/Getty

ABBA has reunited and announced plans to release new material later this year. The Swedish pop giants split 35 years ago after releasing the farewell single “Thank You for the Music.”

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The new songs are part of a a new "digital experience" the group has made in collaboration with Universal Music Group and American Idol creator Simon Fuller. All four original members of the group, Agnetha Fältskog, Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, will debut “I Still Have Faith in You" in December.

The roll-out of the song will see digital versions of the band members perform the track on TV specials airing on NBC in the U.S. and the BBC in the U.K.

A statement from ABBA can be seen below.

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