ABBA announce reunion after 35 years apart — and they’ve recorded two new songs

ABBA in their 1970s heyday (Getty Images)

Swedish pop sensations ABBA have announced that they will be making a musical comeback and will be releasing two new songs.

The super troupers, who celebrated nine number one hits in the UK during their spellbinding career, announced on Instagram that they decided to “join forces again and return to the recording studio.”

“The decision to go ahead with the exciting ABBA avatar tour project had an exciting consequence. We four felt that, after some 35 years, it would be fun to join forces again and go inside the recording studio. So we did,” the band wrote on the social media platform.

“And it was like time had stood still and we had only been away on a short holiday. An extremely joyful experience!” they continued.

In the statement, the band shared that they will not only be releasing two new songs, but they will be taking the definition of the digital age to an entirely new level.

The hitmakers won’t be returning to the stage as their older and wiser selves – but as holograms.

It resulted in two new songs and one of them, I Still Have Faith In You, will be performed by our digital selves in a TV special produced by NBC and the BBC aimed for broadcasting in December.

“We may have come of age, but the song feels new. And it feels good,” the statement concludes.

The band ABBA is made up of four members: Bjorn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, Agnetha Faltskog and Anni-Frid Lyngstad.

During their eleven-year career, the group sold almost 400 million singles and albums around the world.

Dancing Queen and Fernando are their biggest-selling songs worldwide.

The band decided to call it quits in 1983.

They had a tumultuous time personally while they were an active group.

Both Agnetha and Bjorn and Anni-Frid and Benny married and divorced each other during the lifespan of the group’s success.