The forthcoming album “Voyage,” to be released Nov. 5, is a adhere to-up to 1981′s “The Guests,” which right until now had been the swan track of the Swedish supergroup. And a virtual variation of the band will start a series of concerts in London on May possibly 27.
“We took a break in the spring of 1982 and now we’ve made the decision it is time to conclusion it,” ABBA explained in a statement Thursday. “They say it’s foolhardy to wait around more than 40 decades involving albums, so we have recorded a adhere to-up to ‘The Website visitors.’”
The team has been building the holographic live display, using motion capture and other approaches, with George Lucas’ exclusive-consequences company, Industrial Light-weight & Magic.
They call it “the strangest and most impressive live performance you could ever aspiration of.”
“We’re likely to be equipped to sit again in an viewers and observe our electronic selves perform our tunes,” the group’s statement mentioned. “Weird and wonderful!”
The planned display spurred the building of the album, which capabilities the new tracks “I However Have Religion In You” and “Don’t Shut Me Down.” It started with classes in 2018 and was delayed by the coronavirus pandemic.
In an job interview with Apple Music’s Zane Lowe, published Thursday, Björn Ulvaeus spoke about the group’s reunion, insisting the team never ever broke up forever but took a split for “resourceful causes.”
“We finished since we felt the electrical power was operating out in the studio, for the reason that we did not have as much exciting in the studio as we did this time,” he mentioned, in accordance to a push release. “We in no way mentioned, ‘This is it. We have split, and we’ll never reunite again.’ We in no way said that. We just mentioned back then that we’d go on a break. And this break has now ended.”
Even nevertheless ABBA took 40 many years off from creating new music, Ulvaeus included that the bonds formed between his fellow bandmates are as strong as ever.
“Every little thing arrived rushing back like it was yesterday,” he claimed. “I appeared close to and I appeared into Agnetha (Fältskog)’s eyes and Frida (Lyngstad)’s eyes, and there was this same kind of feeling — the heat and the friendship and the bonds between us.”
The exhibit will arrive 50 years following the founding of the team that consisted of two married partners for most of its existence, and whose name is an acronym of the initially names of its associates, Fältskog, 71, Ulvaeus, 76, Benny Andersson, 74, and Anni-Frid Lyngstad, 75.
Their tunes has remained ubiquitous in the many years considering the fact that their break up, in element simply because of the phase musical “Mamma Mia!” and the two movies that adopted it.
They ended up inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2010.
Very last 7 days the team released a web page with the title “ ABBA Voyage,” teasing the new announcement. Tickets go on sale Tuesday.
Contributing: Charles Trepany