Legendary Swedish pop group ABBA have announced their reformation and the recording of two new songs – their first in 35 years. The first new song is called ‘I Still Have Faith In You’, with the second new song remaining unnamed.
They made their announcement on an Instagram post where they gave more details.
“The decision to go ahead with the exciting ABBA avatar tour project had an unexpected consequence. We all four felt that, after some 35 years, it could be fun to join forces again and go into the recording studio. So we did. It was like time had stood still and that we had only been away on a short holiday,” they said in a statement.
Calling their coming together an extremely joyous experience, the four ABBA members will be taking part in a virtual avatar tour. These ‘Abbatars’ will represent the group on stage in a digital way, and the life-like holograms will be based on how they looked in their late 1970s tour.
It is being reported that Silicon Valley experts were brought in to replicate how the band sang, danced, and dressed.
“We may have come of age, but the song is new. And it feels good,” they continued.
ABBA’s British manager Simon Fuller had announced in October, 2016 that the group would be unveiling a “digital entertainment experience” to start in the spring of 2019, and it seems like they are on track to get their show back on the road next year.