ABBA have premiered the music video for their joyful new holiday single “Little Things,” which marks the pop group’s first official Christmas song. The sweet visual follows a group of children who set out to create their very own rendition of an ABBA Voyage concert.
“Benny played the melody to me and we both knew it was a Christmas song. There was never any doubt about it,” Björn said of the single during ABBA’s Twitter Q&A earlier this year. It’s so calm and sweet and I imagined an early Christmas morning rather than a Christmas night.”
“Little things like my gentle touch / It’s amazing, darling, that so little can achieve so much / Little things like your sleepy smile / As a brand-new day is dawning, it’s a lovely Christmas morning / And why don’t we stay in bed for a while? / Soon enough, they’ll be waking up from their dreams / Children bursting with giggles and screams,” the group sings on the opening verse of “Little Things.”
To give back during the holiday season, ABBA will be donating proceeds from “Little Things” to UNICEF’s Global Child Protection Fund, which sets out to protect young girls against violence and empower them.
“We think it is impossible to eradicate poverty without the empowerment of women,” ABBA’ Agnetha, Björn, Benny and Anni-Frid. shared in a statement.
“That is why we support UNICEF in protecting girls from sexual violence and empowering them through the Global Child Protection Fund. We have done so for many years with our song ‘Chiquitita’ and now we have decided to give UNICEF a Christmas gift in the form of a second song: ‘Little Things’ from our album ‘Voyage.’”
Voyage arrived in November as the group’s first full-length effort in 40 years. The album debuted at No.1 in the UK and earned the band a GRAMMY nomination for Record of the Year via the single “I Still Have Faith in You.”
Stream or purchase “Little Things.”