It may unlikely that an ABBA reunion will be in the works anytime soon, but one of its former members is making her own return to the spotlight.
Agnetha Faltskog, who is one of the A’s in ABBA, recently released a new single titled “When You Really Loved Someone”. It will be followed by a new album simply titled A, which will be released by Universal Music Group on May 13th, and will be the singer’s first since 2004. Faltskog says it has been awhile since she had written any music, but after hearing three songs, she began working with producer Jorgen Elofsson, the same producer who worked with artists including Britney Spears and Kelly Clarkson. Pre-orders of the album have already appeared mostly in Europe and Australia.
Along with ABBA, Faltskog has sold over 100 million albums worldwide, and has delivered such classics tunes including “S.O.S.”, “Fernando”, “Knowing Me, Knowing You”, and the chart-topper “Dancing Queen”. After the group disbanded in 1982, Faltskog went on into a solo career, where it was mostly popular in Europe (especially her homeland, Sweden). ABBA was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2010, and their music has even been adapted into a hit play and film.
The recent news of Faltskog’s return to music, has also sparked speculation that ABBA will reform, but only time will tell if that will happen.