ABBA have announced that they are releasing new music for the first time in more than 30 years.

They revealed the exciting news in a post on Instagram, saying that it had all stemmed from the upcoming virtual reality tour. “The decision to go ahead with the exciting Abba avatar tour project had an unexpected consequence,” they said.

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“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!

“It resulted in two new songs, and one of them – ‘I Still Have Faith in You’ – will be performed in a TV special produced by NBC and the BBC aimed for broadcasting in December. We have may come of age, but the song is new, and it feels good.”

The iconic pop group split up all the way back in 1982 and have occasionally had one-off reunions over the years.

Back in 2016, ABBA first announced the “original entertainment experience” project, with Benny Andersson explaining at the time that it would be “a time machine that captures the essence of who we were”.

He’s also explained there were several factors that contributed to the band’s break-up in 1982, saying it was only supposed to be temporary.

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