Sweden: ABBA release third track 'Just a notion' from their upcoming new album 'Voyage'

Sweden: ABBA release third track 'Just a notion' from their upcoming new album  'Voyage'
Friday, 22 October 2021

  • ABBA the Sweidsh legendary winners of Eurovision 1974 have dropped one more track from their upcoming new album 'Voyage', titled 'Just a notion'. 

    Back in September the Swedish group consisted of Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus, Agnetha Fältskog and Anni-Frid “Frida” Lyngstad had announced ‘ABBA: Voyage’ – a full new album and their first new music in over 40 years which will be released on November 5 on Universal Music, bringing tons of excitement among their fans. Along with that announcent they had released the first two singles from their upcoming album, ‘I Still Have The Faith In You’ and ‘Don’t Shut Me Down’.

    Following that monumental come back the group today release one more track included in their upcoming new album.  After sharing on TikTok  a video clip teasing their catchy new single the legendary group released the new song 'Just a notion'

    Two of the group's members made the revelation that the new track is not that new it's actually a 'long-lost song' from 1978.

    Bjorn said: "Wikipedia says this track was recorded in September 1978, which sounds about right. That puts it in between ABBA the Album and Voulez-Vous, and it would have been included in the latter had we not decided against it.

    "Why did we decide against it? In hindsight, I don’t have a clue. It’s a good song with great vocals. I know that we played it to a publisher in France and a couple of other people we trusted, and as far as I can remember they liked it very much. So it’s a mystery and will remain a mystery."

    The new release is actually an exciting mix of classic vocals and new orchestrations.


    About ABBA

    ABBA are a Swedish pop group formed in Stockholm in 1972 by Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, and Anni-Frid Lyngstad. The group's name is an acronym of the first letters of their first names arranged in a chiastic pattern. Widely considered one of the greatest musical groups of all time,they became one of the most commercially successful acts in the history of popular music, topping the charts worldwide from 1974 to 1983. They have achieved 48 hit singles.

    In 1974, ABBA were Sweden's first winner of the Eurovision Song Contest with the song "Waterloo", which in 2005 was chosen as the best song in the competition's history as part of the 50th anniversary celebration of the contest. During the band's main active years, it consisted of two married couples: Fältskog and Ulvaeus, and Lyngstad and Andersson.

    "Waterloo" was ABBA's first major hit in numerous countries, becoming their first number-one single in nine western and northern European countries, including the big markets of the UK and West Germany, and in South Africa. It also made the top ten in several other countries, including rising to number three in Spain, number four in Australia and France, and number seven in Canada. In the United States, the song peaked at number six on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, paving the way for their first album and their first trip as a group. 

    Ten years after the group broke up and even though having many years out of the active discography scene, they remain more popular than ever. ABBA Gold, originally released in 1992, recently passed its 1000th week on the UK Album Chart, the first album in history to reach this milestone. 

    In 1999, ABBA's music was adapted into Mamma Mia!, a successful musical that toured worldwide. A film of the same name, released in 2008, became the highest-grossing film in the United Kingdom that year. A sequel, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, was released in 2018.


    News source: ABBA/ express.co.uk

    Image: ABBA Voyage