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Abba reunion: 'You never know what might happen'

Abba reunion: 'You never know what might happen'

Published: 12 Mar 2013 16:36 GMT+01:00
Updated: 12 Mar 2013 16:36 GMT+01:00

Fältskog, who made up either the first or the last A in the Abba acronym (also made up of Benny, Björn and Anni-Frid), is releasing her first album in a decade in May.

On Tuesday, she gave a rare media interview with Sveriges Radio (SR) to talk about her forthcoming album, her rusty voice, and the possibility of an Abba reunion.

The singer's new album was co-written by Jörgen Elofsson, who has penned hits for artists including Britney Spears, and is simply called A.

In the interview, the singer admitted that she was forced to start afresh - going so far as taking singing lessons - but got back in the swing of things quickly.

"It might sound cocky, but I only needed two lessons. Once I learnt how to breathe again I realized I could make it work," she told SR.

The singer also pointed that despite her 62 years, she feels just the same as when she was a 17-year-old walking into the studio for the first time.

Towards the end of the interview, Fältskog was asked "the obligatory question" by the radio presenter - will Abba ever sing together again?

"I don't think it will happen, we're not tempted by it. We all have our own lives now and it was so long ago," the 62-year-old singer responded.

Abba disbanded 30 years ago, but Fältskog didn't completely rule out the chance the group might come together once again.

"We'll take it easy and see what the future holds, you never know what will happen, but I think there's a very, very small chance that we'll do something together," she said.

She also added that she wouldn't be making any surprise appearances at Eurovision in Malmö, but admitted that she'd be watching.

A museum dedicated to the group will open in Stockholm this spring.

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Your comments about this article

02:35 March 13, 2013 by Isabel Carneiro
I'm so happy with her return.

I love Agnetha.

Hugs from Brazil
03:03 March 13, 2013 by carlsg02
How about the folks in Vastervik planning an ABBA concert in July of 2014?
12:33 March 13, 2013 by Rishonim
I love ABBA. They make amazing pickled herring ;-)
14:16 March 13, 2013 by Beavis
if they got back together would they mime on stage like they did in the firest place??
10:49 March 23, 2013 by dukesy
There is not much I can say to a comment such as posted by Beavis, except to say that If he really believes that Abba mimed all their hits.. he will believe that Elvis Presley had Nesan Dorma as a rock and roll hit.

Also Beavis...I don't know where you are from...BUT ` the word is `first`...not `firest`.

And yes I agree with you Rishonim....Abba `pickled herring` is amazing on toast.

Also the news that Agnetha has this new album out soon, I`m looking forward to hearing her sing with Gary Barlow....should be good.

As for a reunion....much as I`d love to see it happen....don't think it will,as Agnetha said in her interview, they all have their own lives,are strong willed people and as each say..they have no incentive to reform.

If they had wanted too,the ideal time would have been for Crown Princess Victoria`s wedding,or the birth of her baby....they didn't,so......we can always hope......hint..Agnetha.

Tack sa mycket fram Uk.
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