Pop band Abba returns to the studio in the 1980s to record their first new music
The Swedish quartet said the new material was "unexpected "Consequence" of their recent decision to put together a "Virtual Reality" tour.
"All four of us thought it would be fun to work together again and go to the studio after 35 years," the band said Instagram
"And it was like time stood still."
No release date has been set for the new songs ̵
Abbas spokeswoman Gorel Hanser described the new songs with the words: "The sound will be familiar, but also modern."
The studio courses are "as in old Times, "she told Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet
" Just like everything else. It did not feel weird that they had not been in the studio gethere for 35 years.
But Hanser said the group would not perform live except as holograms on the upcoming Abba Avatar tour.
"No, you can not expect them to reunite on stage," she said "They will not do that."
The band has resisted the pressure to reform since they started together in 1982, despite bidding over $ 1 billion for a tour in 2000.
In One Agnetha Faltskog interviewed the BBC in 2013, saying that she preferred to leave the band in the past.
"It was so long ago and we are getting older and we have our other lives," she explained.
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Ulvaeus hinted last week in conversation with Adam Fleming of the BBC that there may be new material. Here's what he said:
How did the Avatar idea of Abba come about?
We got to know an idea from Simon Fuller, who, as you know, is a Entertainment Company – [creator of] Format of American Idol and Manager of the Spice Girls, etc.
He came to Stockholm and introduced us to them Idea that we could make identical digital copies of ourselves of a certain age and that these copies could then go on tour and they could sing our songs, you know, and lip sync. I've already seen half of this project and it's crazy.
What does it look like? Does it look younger than you?
Yes. Really. And they say that once it's done, you'll never see it's not a human being. And what attracted me personally, of course, always curious, scientific-curious and these are new technologies and we are pioneers. So I thought, "Yeah, let's go," and you know the other three were in favor too.
What will the format of the Tribute Show look like? Will it be these Abba tars?
No, other people too. And as far as the format is concerned, I'm not sure what it will look like, but a kind of tribute show with these Abba-Tars, as there is no better word than heart.
Are you going to write new material for this?
We do not know what the Abba-Tars are going to sing, but there are a lot of choices from the old stuff and yes, I'm not ready to say that yet.
This could be new songs …
I am … it's in the air.
Stay tuned …
Why not reform and have a reunion? The real you, rather than the virtual one.
Yes, why not? Well … it never seemed like a good idea. It's not that we did not have any offers over the years. But somehow we always thought that the Abba people have in their heads is the once-young and energetic group from the seventies. And we just never had the urge to go on tour, I think.
Overall, we toured very little. We've been together for 10 years and maybe for about 10 years we've been on tour for seven months. Not more than that. So go on tour as a geriatric tour, I do not know!
Abba was founded in 1972 and was essentially a Swedish supergroup consisting of the songwriters Ulvaeus and Andersson of The Hep Stars and the singers Faltskog and Anni-Frid Lyngstad's success as a solo artist.
But their joint project has completely overshadowed their previous successes. After winning the Eurovision Song Contest with Waterloo in 1974, the band sold nearly 400 million singles and albums around the world.
Mamma Mia !, the musical based on her hits and produced by Ulvaeus and Andersson, was seen by more than 50 million people.
During their most successful period, the band survived the breakup between Ulvaeus and Faltskog, and Lyngstad and Andersson, but they finally called it a day in 1983.
Their latest recording sessions, 1982, produced the hits Under Attack and The Day Before You Came, which appeared on the compilation album The Singles  Their last public performance came three years later, in the Swedish version of the TV show This Is Your Life who honored her manager Stig Anderson
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