Those new Abba songs that overshot the runway in 2018 may finally be released on September or October.
Abba recorded new music for the Virtual Reality “reunion”. Following the announcement and during 2018 the momentum for the release of the music built but then at the end of the year, it all fell in a heap with unforeseen legal issues stopping the project in its tracks.
Abba’s Bjorn Ulvaeus said this week that “it’s been delayed for too long”. In January he said, “When that press release came out everything was up and running smoothly then it didn’t run as smoothly,” Benny said. “We are still trying to establish the agreement that needs to be done to be able to continue. We are good. It’s the other side, everything that has to be done, everything that has to be drawn. It’s delayed. It’s not our doing”.
The two songs are ‘I Still Have Faith In You’ and ‘Don’t Shut Me Down’ but as of January Bjorn said they were still rough mixes.
Abba’s last album was ‘The Visitors’ in 1981.