Who are we kidding - feel free to belt out 'Mamma Mia' to this news. All signs are are saying that iconic Swedish group ABBA will be bringing us some new music very soon.
Speaking to the Evening Standard, co-founder of ABBA, Björn Ulvaeus, said the band’s time in the studio throughout the year could bring “a new album, possibly.” He continued, “or four songs or something like that – that’s possible”. We'll take four songs, Ulvaeus, and run with it.
Don't get your hopes up to swinging your hips to 'Dancing Queen' live however, as chances of an arena tour might have been squashed. He went on to say that the band will not tour, “but for us to perform on stage that’s just not going to happen. That’s a definite.” Why must you give, and then it take away from us, Björn, why?
Ulvaeus went on to talk about their time in the studio together, saying “when we were all four in the studio that was amazing because we hadn’t been in a studio situation since the beginning of the Eighties,” he said. “We were standing there in these familiar surroundings and we looked at each other and it took 15 seconds and we were back.” Magical.
Needless to say, the thought of a new ABBA album arriving in 2018 (or more likely 2019) is quite exciting. The group, made up of the other three bandmates Agnetha Fältskog, Benny Andersson, and Anni-Frid Lyngstad, haven't released an album together since 1981's 'The Visitors' - that's an incredible 37 years later that we're getting some new music.
It's been revealed that ABBA's new song, 'I Still Have Faith In You', will debut on the BBC in December. Christmas number one perhaps? We can dream.