That’s it for ABBA music
BANG Showbiz – May 25, 2022 / 09:23 | History: 369878
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Björn Ulvaeus insists ABBA is done releasing new music.
The ‘Dancing Queen’ hitmakers – also including Agnetha Faltskog, Anni-Frid Lyngstad and Benny Andersson – reunited for their first album featuring new music in four decades last year, ‘Voyage’, and despite its record-breaking success , Björn believes it to be the Eurovision-winning band’s final album.
Speaking to The Sun newspaper’s Bizarre column, the songwriter said when asked if ABBA would release new music: “When you do a thing like that, you don’t know how people are going. receive it. It is with such pride that we released this album.
“I don’t think there will be more music with ABBA. I think that was definitely our last album.
“Voyage” marked ABBA’s 10th number one album in the UK.
The Swedish band are in London to visit their new digital show featuring their ‘Abba-tars’ on May 27 at their purpose-built arena in Stratford, east London.
Even though the upcoming holographic show is “performed” by their avatars on stage, all four ABBA members are expected to attend the premiere.
ABBA fanatics including Sir Elton John and Kylie Minogue are also expected to attend the ‘ABBA Voyage’ show.
The 90-minute set features pre-recorded classics mixed in with the band’s new numbers such as “Don’t Shut Me Down.”
And Björn, 77, admitted it was “very emotional” to see his young digital likeness play out.
He said: “It’s very emotional at times. The life-size avatars you see on stage with the live musicians, you have to pinch yourself. Even I have the impression that they are really there.
“There seems to be a common reaction of ‘What the hell was that?!’ Jaws dropped to the ground It’s layer upon layer of music, emotion and illusion in a beautiful texture.