Legendary Swedish pop quartet ABBA have answered their fans' decades-long wish and reunited to record two new songs. The "Waterloo" group announced on Friday morning (Apr. 27) that they have written and recorded their first new tracks in 35 years. "The decision to go ahead with the exciting Abba avatar tour project had an unexpected consequence. We all felt that, after some 35 years, it could be fun to join forces again and go into the recording studio," they wrote in a statement about the songs. "So we did. And it was like time had stood still and we had only been away on a short holiday. An extremely joyful experience!"
They revealed the name of one of the songs, "I Still Have Faith in You," which will be featured in an NBC/BBC special that is slated to air in December. The group -- which includes Björn Ulvaeus, Agnetha Fältsko, Benny Andersson and Anni-Frid Lyngstad -- hinted at the sound of the new music, saying, "We may have come of age, but the song is new. And it feels good." The two-hour TV special co-produced by NBC and BBC will feature the group's avatars performing their greatest hits; the avatars are slated to launch a world tour next year.