Mamma Mia! ABBA releases first new material in 35 years

Mamma Mia! ABBA releases first new material in 35 years
Posted at 12:18 PM, Apr 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-27 15:18:28-04

(KGTV) - Members of the Swedish pop supergroup ABBA announced Friday they have recorded their first new material in 35 years.

ABBA members said on Instagram their decision to regroup for a digital avatar tour led to two new songs being recorded in the studio.

"We all felt that, after some 35 years, it could be fun to join forces again and go into the recording studio," the post from members Benny Andersson, Bjorn Ulvaeus, Anni-Frid Lyngstad and Agnetha Faltskog read. "And it was like time had stood still and that we only had been away on a short holiday."

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The group will perform one of the new songs, titled "I Still Have Faith In You," via "digital avatars" in a television special set to air in December. The "Abbatars" may also be seen on tour in 2019 or 2020.

"We may have come of age, but the song it new. And it feels good," the post finished.

ABBA is known for a string of hits in the 1970s and early 80s, including "Mamma Mia," "Waterloo," "Dancing Queen," and "Take a Chance on Me."