The group's co-founder spoke about their recent time in the studio
ABBA‘s Björn Ulvaeus has suggested the band could release a new album following recent recording sessions.
The Swedish pop group released eight studio albums over their original 10 years together. They haven’t released a new record since 1981’s ‘The Visitors‘.
Speaking to the Evening Standard, Ulvaeus said the band’s time in the studio this year could lead to “a new album, possibly.”
“Or four songs or something like that – that’s possible,” he continued, before repeating his insistence the band would not tour. “But for us to perform on stage that’s just not going to happen. That’s a definite.”
While a full-length record has not been officially confirmed at present, a new song titled ‘I Still Have Faith In You’ will reportedly premiere on the BBC in December.
According to Ulvaeus, ABBA’s time in the studio was a “wonderful” experience. “When we were all four in the studio that was amazing because we hadn’t been in a studio situation since the beginning of the Eighties,” he said. “We were standing there in these familiar surroundings and we looked at each other and it took 15 seconds and we were back.”
In July, Ulvaeus gave more information on the songs the band had been working on. “One of them is a pop tune, very danceable,” he said. “The other is more timeless, more reflective, that is all I will say. It is Nordic sad, but happy at the same time.”
His bandmate Benny Andersson also discussed the possibility of the band doing another album at the premiere of Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again. “Doing another album is like doing Mamma Mia 3: what is the point unless there is a good reason, good script, good environment?” he said. “It is such a joyful experience, so that is a reason to do it.”