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Entertainment ABBA share preview of new single 'Just A Notion' ahead of album release

14:25  19 october  2021
14:25  19 october  2021 Source:   graziadaily.co.uk

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ABBA's return to music has been highly anticipated and long overdue, so fans were thrilled to find out the band were getting back together to release new music and go on tour.

The singing group announced the exciting news on 2nd September, when they posted on Twitter.

They said: 'ABBA ARE BACK with ‘Voyage’, a brand new album and revolutionary concert. Listen to two brand new songs now and pre-order ‘Voyage’ from the official store for first access to tickets. For more info, link in our bio.'

  ABBA share preview of new single 'Just A Notion' ahead of album release © Getty Images

And now ABBA has revealed the name of one of their upcoming songs 'Just A Notion' and also shared a clip from the song on their TikTok! They shared a video of a music mixer playing their new song on 17th October 2021.

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They wrote: 'It's happening... 'Just A Notion' #ABBA #dancingwithABBA #JustANotion'

Not long after they shared another video with the same snippet of their 'Just A Notion' song and old footage of the band members dancing.

After hearing this preview, we can't wait for the release of the full song, and their full album 'Voyage' which is set to come out on 5th November 2021.

Take a look at ABBA's amazing career so far:

Career beginnings: How did ABBA meet?

How did ABBA meet? © Credits: © Getty Images How did ABBA meet?

Each member of ABBA was already a musician by the time they came to meet. Benny and Björn's paths had crossed in their former bands, Benny met Anni-Frid at Melodifestivalen 1969 - the national annual festival to select Sweden's entry for the Eurovision Song Contest. Björn and Agnetha met whilst filming a Swedish TV special in May 1969, and once Benny and Björn began working more frequently together, their wives got involved too... And the rest is history.

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The couples went on holiday together in 1970, and gave an impromptu group performance to United Nations soldiers - this gave them the inspiration to start making music together. Benny and Björn submitted songs to be considered for Melodifestivalen on their manager Stig Anderson's advice, and after two rejections for the 1971 contest, their song 'Säg det med en sång' ('Say It with a Song') came third, and became a national hit sang by Lena Anderson.

1973: Official naming, Eurovision attempt and debut album

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They submitted a third song to Melodifestivalen, 'Ring Ring', which came third in the contest, and released their debut album of the same name. At this time, they were still credited as Björn Benny & Agnetha Frida, and manager Stig then christened the band ABBA, using the first letters of their first names. Submitting 'Waterloo' to Melodifestivalen for a fourth time proved to be a winner - not only at the festival but at the Eurovision Song Contest too.

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1974: ABBA win Eurovision with 'Waterloo'

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Beating off all the competition, ABBA won the Eurovision Song Contest in 1974, which subsequently launched their career internationally. 'Waterloo' peaked in the charts of countries all around the world, including the UK, and their second album also called 'Waterloo' was released, featuring single 'Honey Honey'.

Later in 1974, the band embarked on their first major tour, which wasn't as successful as they'd hoped, and released third album ABBA in 1975 - spawning singles 'Mamma Mia', 'SOS' and 'I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do'. It peaked at Number 1 in Sweden, and got to Number 13 in the UK.

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Agnetha Fältskog and Anni-Frid Lyngstad were half of ABBA, one of the biggest pop acts ever and one of the best-selling groups of all time. They released hits including 'Mamma Mia', 'Dancing Queen' and 'Waterloo'.

1979: Agnetha and Björn's divorce plus sixth album ‘Voulez-Vous’

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Sadly, Agnetha and Björn called time on their marriage in 1979. Although fans began to panic that this could spell the end of ABBA, the former couple remained amicable and the band released their sixth album 'Voulez-Vous' in April that year, featuring songs 'Chiquitita', 'Does Your Mother Know' and 'I Have a Dream'. They released their second compilation album 'Greatest Hits Vol. 2', which also had brand new song 'Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)'.

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They went on tour again in September 1979, with six sold out nights at London's Wembley, and in 1980 travelled to Japan where they had a strong fanbase for some further concerts. ABBA scored their eighth Number 1 UK single in 1980 with 'The Winner Takes It All', which is widely thought to be about Agnetha and Björn's split, but they've both categorically denied this. It appeared on the band's seventh album 'Super Trouper', released the same year.

1981: Anni-Frid and Benny divorce, and ABBA release their eighth and final album

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Sadly, Anni-Frid and Benny's marriage lasted only two years longer than their bandmates', and they divorced in February 1981. That year, both men in the band remarried, and they released their eighth and final album, 'The Visitors'. It featured songs 'When All Is Said and Done', 'One of Us' and 'Slipping Through My Fingers', and the album as a whole dealt with the themes of relationships ending but in an optimistic way.

1982: Final performance and unofficial split

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The band tentatively began work on a ninth album in 1982, but the recording sessions did not pan out as they'd hoped, and only three songs were recorded. After a break, they returned to the studio with a new idea - releasing a compilation album of all their singles from throughout the years. Entitled 'The Singles: The First Ten Years', it was released in November 1982, and the following month saw the band's final ever performance which was transmitted to the UK and shown on TV through a live link from Stockholm.

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Although an official split was never announced, the band is thought to have unofficially broken up after this performance. Agnetha and Anni-Frid enjoyed solo success, and Benny and Björn continued to write music together - eventually working with lyricist Tim Rice for musical project Chess. They also created Abbacadabra, a children's musical which appeared on French TV featuring 14 ABBA songs. ABBA reunited in 1986, recording a video of themselves performing an acoustic song in tribute to their manager, Stig Anderson, for a Swedish TV show in honour of him.

1999: Mamma Mia! The Musical opens

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A jukebox musical based on ABBA songs premiered in 1999 entitled Mamma Mia!, featuring some of the band's biggest hits over the years like 'Super Trouper', 'Lay All Your Love on Me', 'Dancing Queen', 'Knowing Me, Knowing You', 'Take a Chance on Me', 'Thank You for the Music', 'Money, Money, Money', 'The Winner Takes It All', 'Voulez-Vous', 'SOS' and 'Mamma Mia'. Produced by Judy Craymer, it is the seventh longest-running show in West End history and ninth in Broadway history.

2008: Reunion at the Mamma Mia! film premiere

ABBA Reunion at the Mamma Mia! film premiere © Credits: © Getty Images ABBA Reunion at the Mamma Mia! film premiere

In 2008, a film of the Mamma Mia! musical was released, starring Amanda Seyfried, Meryl Streep, Colin Firth, Pierce Brosnan, Stellan Skarsgard, Julie Walters and Christine Baranski among others, and was hugely successful. Based on the musical of the same name, the film became the fifth highest-grossing film of 2008, and was the fastest-selling DVD of all time in the UK.

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All four members of ABBA turned up to the film premiere in London, being only the second time that each of them had been together since their unofficial split in 1982.

2010: ABBAWORLD exhibition

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The ABBAWORLD exhibition opened at the Earls Court Exhibition Centre in London in January 2010. Fans could walk through 25 rooms with 'interactive and audiovisual activities' as well as 20 costumes worn by the group including their iconic outfits from the 1974 Eurovision win, and was "approved and fully supported" by all four of the band's members. There were rooms which allowed fans to get on stage with 3D holograms of the band, an ABBA quiz and visitors could even film themselves to be included in an ABBA music video.

2016: ABBATAR tour announced

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In 2016, ABBA announced via a statement on their website that they would be going ahead with a virtual tour, saying, '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. 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!'

The four of them will apparently appear as computer generated versions of their younger selves from the 70s. Although the crew were reportedly supposed to begin work on the tour in 2020, everything has been delayed due to the global pandemic.

2018: Release of Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

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After the success of the first film, it was no surprise that a sequel was made! Following the life of Donna Sheridan as a young woman and how she came to meet the three potential fathers of her daughter, Sophie, this film had more creative license than the first as it was not based on anything. The soundtrack album hit the Number 1 spot on the UK albums chart and has been certified Platinum. Judy Craymer has also spoken out about a potential third film, making it a trilogy... Watch this space!

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2020: Björn confirms the new music is still on the way

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Although progress was delayed due to the global pandemic, Björn confirmed that new music was still on the way. Speaking to journalist Geoff Lloyd, Björn apparently confirmed that five new songs will be released very soon, as Geoff spoke out on his podcast, "I got to spend an hour with Björn Ulveaus from ABBA via Zoom. They've recorded five new songs. They should have been out at the end of last year.

"They're going to these holograms out on tour. Because of technical difficulties and the pandemic, it's delayed things. But he promised me that the new ABBA music will be out in 2021." It's understood that one of the songs is called, 'I Still Have Faith in You', and the other 'Don't Shut Me Down'.

2021: ABBA 'Voyage' is announced with virtual tour

ABBA new album 'Voyage' and virtual tour © Credits: © ABBA Instagram ABBA new album 'Voyage' and virtual tour

On 2ns September 2021, it was announced that ABBA were officially releasing new music and that it would be with us by 5th November of that year. The new album is called 'Voyage', and will contain tracks 'I Still Have Faith in You' and 'Don't Shut Me Down'.

It was also announced that ABBA will be heading on a virtual tour, which will take place throughout the spring on 2022.

'Voyage' is currently available to pre-order, and over 80,000 copies were pre-ordered within the first three days of the announcement. The album also includes a Christmas song called 'Little Things' which will arrive just in time for the festive period.

And next year there's the ABBA Voyage tour to look forward to. The reunion tour was originally planned for 2019, where the band were set to appear digitally as 'Abbatars', but was cancelled due to Covid-19. The tour is now due to start in May 2022 in London.

The singers surprised fans with the release of their songs 'I Still Have Faith In You' and 'Don't Shut Me Down' in September 2021 to make up for not being able to perform live.

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