ABBA presented their latest studio album Voyage

Agnetha, Björn, Benny and Anni-Frid, group members ABBA, in September they confirmed their return after 40 years with two singles! With as many as two new songs released at the same time, „I Still Have Faith In You“ i „Don’t Shut Me Down“, members of the ABBA group then announced the release of the just published studio edition Voyage which will soon be accompanied by a revolutionary spectacle „ABBA Travel“.

The long-awaited Voyage album is now also available on digital music platforms.

One of the most successful pop groups of all time, ABBA, has reunited and presents “Voyage” – a brand new album recorded in the studio of Benny Andersson. This is their first studio release released after the 1981 album “The Visitors” and comes almost 5 decades after the debut “Ring Ring” from 1973. Symbolically titled, the new album is also associated with upcoming concerts which are said to, thanks to the most modern technology, provide visitors with an exceptional experience.

“Thanks to everyone who has been patiently waiting for us and following us for the past decades. It’s time to start a new journey. We opted for the simple name ‘Voyage’ and really sail unexplored waters. With the help of our younger versions, we travel to the future. “, revealed the members of the popular band during the first public address this year, after which they left the music world in sweet anticipation of their new notes.

Now that the album is here, it can almost certainly be predicted to be a huge success. In less than 24 hours from the release, the interest in the new ABBA music is extremely high, which is not surprising considering that some records have already been broken with the announcement. Namely, in addition to a large number of streaming of announcing singles, “I Still Have Faith In You” and “Don’t Shut Me Down”, Universal Music, with more than 80 thousand fulfilled pre-order requirements in the UK alone, recorded the largest number of pre-orders editions. At the same time, more than 250,000 tickets were sold for the announced spectacle in the first three days from the beginning of the sale.

“ABBA’s magic and Herculean efforts of the entire magnificent team have brought us to this long-awaited turning point. We are extremely proud to finally be able to share this news and can’t wait to welcome you to our arena in East London, the place where we are so happy. “, says the production duo of the spectacle Gisla and Andersson, to which director Walsh adds: “I watched ABBA at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1974 and I couldn’t even imagine being with them 47 years later on this extraordinary journey. Life is sometimes so strange and so wonderful. “

The first „ABBA Travel“ the concert has been announced for May 27, 2022, and will take place in a specially constructed modern ABBA Arena located in Queen Elizabeth’s Olympic Park in London. As part of the concert spectacle, a special experience will be to see digital versions of ABBA members who will perform live with a ten-member band and present the biggest hits along with songs from the new album.

To make everything work flawlessly, the four members of the band are together with 850 members of the Industrial Light & Magic team founded by George Lucas for several months they recorded in detail every movement and all the related movements that would take place on the stage. World-renowned names such as producer Svana Gisla (David Bowie Blackstar / Lazarus, Beyoncé & Jay Z / HBO, Springsteen and I), producer Ludvig Andersson (And Then We Danced, Yung Lean – “In My Head”) contributed to the unique project. Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again), director Baillie Walsh (Flashbacks of a Fool, Being James Bond, Springsteen and I), co-executive producer Johan Renck (Spaceman, David Bowie Blackstar / Lazarus, Chernobyl) and choreographer Wayne McGregor CBE (The Royal Ballet, Company Wayne McGregor, Paris Opera Ballet).

Like all their previous releases, the songs from the album “Voyage” were written and produced Benny Andersson i Björn Ulvaeus, whose arrangements and lyrics were complemented by recognizable timeless vocals Agnethe Fältskog i Anni-Frid Lyngstad. The new music was created over a period of four years and almost all 10 songs included on the album are characterized by strong vocals and great lyrics as they celebrated the group and marked their discography, while the Stockholm Concert Orchestra gave a special contribution to the new album.

Playlist:

  1. I Still Have Faith In You
  2. When You Danced With Me
  3. Little Things
  4. Don’t Shut Me Down
  5. Just A Notion
  6. I Can Be That Woman
  7. Keep An Eye on Dan
  8. Bumblebee
  9. No Doubt About It
  10. Ode to Freedom

All details about “ABBA Voyage” are available on the official website site.


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