Mamma Mia! ABBA returns with new songs after 35 years, hologram tour
For all the ABBA fans around the world, this is the best news ever in the last 35 years, as the band has announced that they have recorded music for the first time ever, since their split in 1983. The band is made up of two couples - Agnetha Fältskog and Björn Ulvaeus along with Benny Andersson and Anni-Frid Lyngstad.
The four-piece Swedish band formed in Stockholm in 1972 said they have recorded two new songs for a project in which the avatars of the band will perform. One of the two new songs called I Still Have Faith In You, will be played in a television special to air in December 2018. A two-hour TV show produced by NBC and BBC will see the band performed as avatars generated from computers after they were digitally scanned. The band will look like the last time they did in 1979 for their third and final tour, younger and like they never aged at all.
Earlier, in 2015, ABBA singer Björn Ulvaeus sparked rumours of a possible reunion sending fans all over the world into a tizzy. Ulvaeus announced a ‘new entertainment experiment’ with the creation of a website where he was seen drawing the ABBA logo. However, nothing concrete came of it, leaving fans disappointed.
In 2008, a romantic comedy film called Mamma Mia was made revolving around the songs sung by the band starring Meryl Streep and Amanda Seyfried, along with Pierce Brosnan among others. Incidentally, at the premiere of the movie, the band members who reunited for the first time after their split said they have no intentions to reunite officially.
ABBA rose to fame with songs like Waterloo, Dancing Queen, Winner Takes it All, I Have A Dream and Mamma Mia among the most popular songs. The name of the band comes from the initials of the names of each band member and their music ranged from pop music to disco and many dance numbers.