Musician Benny Andersson says that the Swedish group of the 70s has “nothing to prove” with his return to the studio.
The member of Abba, Benny Andersson, said the Swedish group of the 70s has “nothing to prove” with his return to the studio, after the announcement that its four members have recorded two new songs.
Speaking to the BBC, Anderson spoke about the return of the quartet, also composed of Björn Ulvaeus and Anni-Frid Lyngstad and Agnetha Fältskog, the two female members of the group.
“I do not think we have anything to prove, I do not feel we have to think, ‘What if it was better before?’ Said Andersson, adding that” we do it because we think it’s a good thing. ”
The idea of the new songs was created when Andersson returned to the studio with Ulvaeus to work on the project of the virtual tour of Abba, where the members of the band will return to the stage through avatars starting next year.
“We said ‘maybe we should write a couple of songs and ask the ladies if they want to come sing’, to which they said ‘Of course’, so I would say it was pure joy,” explained Andersson on how they proposed it. to Lyngstad and Faltskog.
“One of the songs is as if we had written it for today, the other could be 1972,” he said, referring to how the new melodies sound, which are still “not finished”, he said.
The songs will be released later this year since they still need to be mixed, although the voices and music are already recorded.
For his part, Ulvaeus pointed out that they can serve to complement the legacy of the group, because “they sound like Abba”, to which Andersson qualified that “it sounds like Abba” when the women “begin to sing”.
Abba is a Swedish group that achieved international success after winning the Eurovision Song Contest in 1974 with the song “Waterloo” and they dissolved in the early 80s.
Its name comes from the initials of its four members who were then two couples sentimental: Bjorn and Agnetha and Anni-Frid and Benny, who separated shortly before the breakup of the group.