Abba will release five new tracks, instead of two, as their reunion is pushed back to 2021.
The four Swedish coins originally went release new music later this year, but were forced to delay those plans due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Geoff Lloyd, co-host of the Reasons to be happy podcast, said: “I have to spend an hour […] with Björn Ulvaeus from Abba via Zoom. He’s in quarantine – he has an island in the Stockholm archipelago.
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“They recorded five new songs. They should have been released at the end of last year… Because of technical difficulties and the pandemic, it delayed things. But he promised me that Abba’s new music will be released in 2021. “
Abba’s last studio album was released in 1982, while three unreleased songs were released a decade later in 1993 and 1994.
The Swedish four-piece, consisting of Ulvaes, Benny Andersson, Anni-Frid Lyngstad and Agnetha Fältskog, rose to international fame in 1974 after winning the Eurovision Song Contest with the track “Waterloo”.
At the height of their fame, the group consisted of two married couples, but the two relationships fell apart during their time as a group.
Speaking of bringing the four of them together in May, Ulvaes said: “It took half a minute and somehow we got back in time like we were there yesterday. It was so strange. This feeling between us was extraordinary.