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New album from Abba legend Agnetha Fältskog

11 Mar 2013, 12:32

Published: 11 Mar 2013 12:32 GMT+01:00

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"I never thought I'd sing again, but when I heard the first three songs, I couldn't say no," the 62-year-old Fältskog said in a statement.

"I haven't written music for a long time, but when I sat down at the piano, it came naturally."

Fältskog's new single, When You Really Loved Someone, was released on Monday on Spotify and iTunes and is one of the songs on the forthcoming album entitled A, scheduled to be released on May 13th, shortly after the opening of the new Abba museum in Stockholm.

The album is a product of collaboration with Grammy-nominated Swedish songwriter and producer Jörgen Elofsson, who has worked with popular female artists such as Kelly Clarkson and Britney Spears.

"Agnetha was ready to make music again. We felt it," Elofsson said in a statement.

Video of Agnetha Fältskog's When You Really Loved Someone

The famously reclusive Fältskog's last studio album, My Colouring Book, was released in 2004 and consisted of covers of her favourite songs from the 1960s.

In 2010, she sparked excitement among Abba fans around the world when she hinted that she would be open to a reunion of the wildly-successful Swedish pop band.

"A reunion, an occasional opportunity, maybe in connection with a charity event, I believe we could consider it," she told M Magazine at the time.

"We wouldn't reunite for a tour like the Rolling Stones and other old bands do now. However, I could see us doing something together in the future. It is just a feeling I have that it would be fun to get together, talk a bit about the past and maybe perform together."

Abba, one of the most popular and enduring bands of all time, formed in 1970 and shot to fame after winning the Eurovision contest in 1974.

The band, which has sold more than 378 million records to date, split up in 1982 and has never reunited.

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

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"This is a Cinderella story worth telling," former member Björn Ulvaeus told reporters last year.

Since the group disbanded more than 30 years ago, fans have never ceased speculating over an Abba reunion. But in the wake of the success of "Mamma Mia!" -- the musical and film based on their hits -- Ulvaeus vowed the group would never perform together again.

"We will never appear on stage again," he told Britain's Daily Telegraph in 2009, adding that he wanted fans to remember the band as "young, exuberant, full of energy and ambition".

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Your comments about this article

13:55 March 11, 2013 by dizzymoe33
The video and song are fantastic!! She looks and sounds incredible!! It is nice to see her on stage again even if it is in a video!!
00:50 March 12, 2013 by DavidtheNorseman
Thank You Agnetha!
01:55 March 14, 2013 by Isabel Carneiro
I can't stop to listen Agnetha song.
10:04 March 14, 2013 by newsjerseyballs
What a horrible song!! What a load of empty, predictable, soulless fluff. Goodbye sweetheart.
22:16 March 14, 2013 by Isabel Carneiro
Agnetha Faltskog forever and ever.
15:26 March 15, 2013 by ENJOYLIFEVIDEOS
This song is pretty and it has a good modern sound. Her voice is still pretty. The video is cool. "newsjerseyballs" must be American...for sure!
16:48 March 15, 2013 by dukesy
Heard the song for the first time yesterday....thought it was good,its one of those songs I think which are good to start but grow on you the more you hear it.

I have ordereda copy of her nw album,on cd...as Im not a fan of iTunes...love a copy on vynal though....yes im an oldies lover.

Anyway...it was great hear Agnetha singing again,and as with our own Bonnie Tyler...Agnetha still has `that voice`,and I would bet so does Frda....Lets hear some more from Agnetha, and a comment she made in ND paper..`It may be my last....unsure of the voice`.......your as old as you want to be Agnetha....im 7 years behind you...Im not old...no way!

Anyway nice song,sung by a loved singer who still has that magic in her voice

Alla Basta Agnetha..tack sa mycket pa music........
20:30 March 15, 2013 by befree
It is easy to tell that Agnetha's a sweetheart. ...Even esteemed music critic "NJ..balls" fathomed that (?).

Looking forward to giving the talented lady's entire album a fair listen....
08:58 March 18, 2013 by ragdoll
i tried really hard to listen to it, but its unlistenable. as bad as it gets!!
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