ABBA Promises Five New Songs in 2021

ABBA's Bjorn Ulvaeus, Agnetha Faltskog, Benny Andersson, and Anni-Frid Lyngstad at the "Mamma Mia! The Party" premiere in 2016. Photo by IBL/REX/Shutterstock (5550666a)

Legendary Swedish pop group ABBA was supposed to reunite this year to release new music, but the coronavirus pandemic, unfortunately, put those plans to a halt. However, it appears that all is not lost and that ABBA is already working on some big plans for next year.

Journalist Geoff Lloyd recently made an appearance on the Reasons To Be Cheerful podcast and exclusively revealed that ABBA would release five new songs in 2021. This will be the group’s first original music since their breakup in 1982.

According to Lloyd, he had a video call chat with ABBA’s Bjorn Ulvaeus, who revealed that the iconic four-piece intends to proceed with the reunion plans next year.

“They’ve recorded five new songs,” said Lloyd. “They should have been out at the end of last year… Because of technical difficulties and the pandemic, it’s delayed things. But he promised me that the new Abba music will be out in 2021.”

ABBA was originally supposed to release two new tracks, “I Still Have Faith in You” and “Don’t Shut Me Down,” in 2019 as the group was working on a hologram tour. However, the tracks never made it out due to technical problems, while the tour was postponed because of coronavirus pandemic.

Some reports indicated that the new songs won’t be singles, but a part of the group’s new album. ABBA released their last record, titled The Visitors, in 1981.