At the London premiere of Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again in London on Monday night, ABBA member Bjorn Ulvaeus revealed some details about two new songs the band has been working on. This will be the first new material in decades for the Swedish legends, who are getting back together ahead of their digital avatar tour.
Ulvaeus revealed of the tracks, “One of them is a pop tune, very danceable,” while “the other is more timeless, more reflective, that is all I will say. It is Nordic sad, but happy at the same time.” He went on to say that the “exuberant quality” of female band members Agnetha Faltskog and Anni-Frid Lyngstad lends an uplifting quality to an otherwise melancholy track. Bandmate Benny Andersson also hinted at a third song in the works, which wouldn’t see release until the band re-emerged on the road.
ABBA previously 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 TV special will feature the group’s avatars performing their greatest hits, and the ABBA avatars are scheduled to launch a world tour in 2019. Cher also spilled news on Monday that she’s been working on an entire album of ABBA covers.
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, featuring a collection of ABBA classics, including Cher’s version of “Fernando,” hits theaters July 19.