Pop giants ABBA have returned to music after 40 years, releasing two new songs, which will both feature on a new album "Voyage". The band also confirmed a "revolutionary" concert experience.
The band had confirmed yesterday that "Voyage" will be released on November 5 via Universal Music. This album will also feature the two new songs "Don't Shut Me Down" and "I Still Have Faith In You".
ABBA ARE BACK with ‘Voyage’, a brand new album and revolutionary concert. Listen to two brand new songs now and pre-order ‘Voyage’ from the official store for first access to tickets. For more info, link in our bio. @ABBAVoyage #ABBAVoyage #ABBA— ABBA (@ABBA) September 2, 2021
The band which consists of Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Anderson, Anni-Frid “Frida” Lyngstad and Agnetha Fältskog, also revealed details of a concert experience which will see a digital version of ABBA (not hologram) perform alongside a 10-piece live band in a purpose-built 3,000-capacity ABBA Arena at London's Elizabeth Olympic Park.
These shows will begin on 27 May 2022.
All around the world, fans have been reacting to this exciting news.
Musician and comedian Grace Spelman wrote, “Babe,….BABE….wake up. Babe wake up. new Abba album".
Drag queen singer-songwriter Trixie Mattel also added, “With ABBA VOYAGE, my unclockable Swedish accent will become America’s finest export".
Music producer Edward Russell also added this.
Other fans tweeted in their droves sharing their delight that ABBA are back.
“Thank you ABBA for saving 2021", one person wrote.
While another added, “There’s something special about hearing ABBA’s 2021 voices in a song it’s so surreal".
Another fan tweeted, “abba has never lost their touch and my soul is liberated thank lord for their new music hallelujah amen praised be".
There’s something special about hearing ABBA’s 2021 voices in a song it’s so surreal— Grace 🦄💐♉️ (@grace_is_sugoi) September 2, 2021
Other fans were quick to notice the similarity between ABBA's neon avatar images and the costumes used for the film Tron: Legacy, scored by Daft Punk.
Since Daft Punk is no more, we need an ABBA scored Tron film pic.twitter.com/d2dsH2FA9h— Jaclyn, of liking Barriss fame (@Jbandos) September 2, 2021