The Swedish group Abba, will release their first album after forty years since their last album in 1981. They announced to be releasing the new album, containing ten songs, called ‘Voyage’ in November.
The album’s new songs will also be playing during a live virtual concert, next year in London.
ABBA was formed in in Stockholm in 1972 by Agnetha and Bjorn, and Benny and Anni-Fird. The legendary group’s name, ABBA, are actually the first letter of each of the singers’ names. ABBA eventually separated in 1982 after the couples divorcing.
In 1974 ABBA won the Eurovision with their iconic song ‘Waterloo’. In 2005 the song was chosen as the best song in the competition’s history as part of the 50th anniversary celebration. They sold more than 385 million albums worldwide. Topping the charts in many countries around the world, their most popular songs include; ‘Waterloo’, ‘The Winner Takes It All’ and ‘Take A Chance On Me’.
In 2008 ABBA’s music made a global roar with the release of ‘Mamma Mia!’, a romantic musical comedy film. The film features a stellar cast including Christine Baranski, Pierce Brosnan, Dominic Cooper, Colin Firth, Amanda Seyfried, Stellan Skarsgård, Meryl Streep, and Julie Walters. It was followed by ‘Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again‘, released in 2018 with most of the main cast returning and others including Andy Garcia and Cher.
ABBA’s last album came out in 1981. It included songs inspired by the couples’ divorce, which eventually tore the group apart.