Ahead of the release of ninth studio album, Voyage, Swedish pop group ABBA, has released their new single, “Just A Notion.”
Formed in Stockholm in 1972 by Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, and Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Voyage is the group’s first album of new material in 40 years following The Visitors (1981), and contains 10 songs all composed by ABBA’s songwriters, Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus.
ABBA, whose name is made up of the initials of the four members’ first names – Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson and Anni-Frid “Frida” Lyngstad – was one of the biggest pop groups of the 1970s.
The band burst onto the world stage two years later with their mega-hit ‘Waterloo’. With Björn and Benny as ambitious and ingenious writers/producers – their forceful manager Stig Anderson sometimes helping out with the lyrics – and Agnetha and Frida providing their compelling and emotionally charged vocals, the group was a powerful presence on the pop scene, conquering the world with hits such as ‘SOS’, ‘Mamma Mia’, ‘Fernando’, ‘Dancing Queen’, ‘Take A Chance On Me’, ‘Chiquitita’, ‘The Winner Takes It All’ and ‘Super Trouper’.
Disbanding in 1982, the extraordinary success of the 1992 compilation ABBA Gold brought them back in the public consciousness, where they have remained ever since.
Voyage is out on 5 November 2021.