Abba fans were excited upon hearing the news of the legendary music group reuniting for a bunch of new tracks. However, the world will have to wait a little longer for the group’s first music in 35 years, with the release now scheduled for the second half of 2019.
It was announced in April last year that the award-winning pop quartet were reunited to do a studio recording. This was the first time that Abba was able to gather in a studio to create new songs since the group split up in 1983. In spite of the long years that they have been away, the members of Abba considered the break as a “short vacation,” and it was such a wonderful experience to record new songs together.
The newly-recorded tracks are said to be used in an upcoming tour. Two songs will be used in the tour, which will be presented to the fans in virtual reality style, which perfectly suits this highly advanced age of technology.
The group promised to release the new music tracks by December 2018. For some reason, this did not happen. Abba’s management did not give any reason for the delay. Although, one of the band members, Benny Andersson, revealed in an interview that there were unforeseen consequences that came up when they announced their reunion.
Andersson was talking about the legal issues if the band decided to go out on stage to perform as Abba once again. More discussions and agreements among concerned parties must be made, and it appears that the group’s management is still working things out.
The good news, for now, is that the release of new Abba music will push through. Instead of a late 2018 release, we are now expecting to hear their new recordings in the later part of this year. A representative for Abba said that the songs could be out sometime in Autumn 2019. Based on the previous reports, Abba’s upcoming new tracks are titled “I Still Have Faith In You” and “Don’t Shut Me Down.” Prior to the delay, it was announced that the group will perform these new songs in a TV special made by NBC and the BBC, under the helm of “American Idol” creator Simon Fuller.