A spokesperson for ABBA has revealed that new music from the pop icons has been delayed until later this year.
Last year, the Swedish pop group announced the intention to record new material – over 35 years on from their last foray into the studio. The tracks will arrive prior to a digital avatar tour which is set to take place this year. It was originally hoped that the songs would have emerged by Christmas, but they have yet to materialise.
Now, ABBA spokespersman Görel Hanser has revealed that the tracks will be emerging within the year.
‘The songs will definitely not come before the summer, possibly afterwards,” Hansel told The Daily Star. “There will be two songs released. No album.”
A new song titled ‘I Still Have Faith In You’ was due to premiere on the BBC back in December. Another new song is called ‘Don’t Shut Me Down’.
Last year, Ulvaeus also spoke about the direction of the two new songs.
“One of them is a pop tune, very danceable,” Ulvaeus said. “The other is more timeless, more reflective, that is all I will say. It is Nordic sad, but happy at the same time.
“I think that exuberant quality of the two ladies [Agnetha Faltskog and Anni-Frid Lyngstad] together singing, that makes the saddest song a bit uplifting. I think that is what happens and that [it] is very organic: [it] isn’t calculated, [it] just happened that way.”