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The Swedish band Abba is set to release new music after more than three decades away from the music charts. 

In a joint statement, band members Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, Agnetha Fältskog and Anni-Frid Lyngstad confirmed that they have reunited and started working on new music.

The statement read: “The decision to go ahead with the exciting ABBA avatar tour project had an unexpected consequence.” 

“We all four 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 that we only had 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 by our digital selves in a TV special produced by NBC and the BBC aimed for broadcasting in December. 

“We may have come of age, but the song is new. And it feels good.”

The band’s announcement comes ahead of the release of Mamma Mia! 2. 

Mamma Mia! which was released in 2008 was set to the soundtrack of Abba songs, and the sequel will welcome back Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus to take charge of charge of the music and lyrics once more.

The 2008 film earned £474.48M at the worldwide box office and the stage show is still running in London, the US and many other places around the world.