ABBA’s latest album is being released in full to coincide with its official release today.
The 10 tracks Trip is their first LP since 1981 Visitors, after which the Swedish quartet broke up. They started working on this ninth album five years ago as part of a discontinued live project, and announced it earlier this year with the release of two tracks, “I Still Have Faith in You” and ” Don’t Shut Me Down “.
Trip can be heard below.
Benny Andersson recently confirmed that ABBA has already closed its doors again and has no plans to return. “This is it,” he said. “It must be, you know. I actually didn’t say “this is it” in 1982. I never thought ABBA was never going to happen again. But I can tell you now: this is it.
Bjorn Ulvaeus said: “It was just fun, really, trying to see if we could do something. I think everyone was keenly aware that if what we were doing was not up to what we all wanted, we would just forget about it. There was no pressure in this regard.
“We decided early on that we were going to make the songs, the best songs possible right now,” Ulvaeus added. “It meant writing lyrics where I could dig into some of my thoughts from the past 40 years and add a kind of depth that will hopefully come with age – and that makes it different from the lyrics I wrote. 40 years ago. “
ABBA is also preparing a new virtual concert experience, which is expected to launch next year at a custom-built venue in London.
“With the help of our youngest, we are traveling into the future,” Andersson said when announcing the concept. “It’s not easy to explain, but it hasn’t been done before. When you come into the arena you will find the four of us with an absolutely glorious group of 10 musicians. And even if it’s not in the flesh, we’ll be there.