The Swedish foursome may have split in 1982, but this year are set to release two brand new songs. At some point in the next few months ABBA fans will be able to hear I Still Have Faith In You and Don’t Shut Me Down. Giving an update on the new music’s progress, Björn told Magic Radio, “Yeah, yes there will be a new song, a couple of new songs coming. But I’ve been saying this for such a long time… I’m not saying when anymore. I’m just saying we have them and they will be released eventually.”
Confirming the new songs were finished, Björn revealed how ABBA try to emulate The Beatles.
The 74-year-old continued: “Yes they are. It is when you feel that every note is where it should be and I don’t mean just the chorus.
“Some people give up when they have a great chorus, they think the verse is not that important.
“But we never worked that way. We try to emulate The Beatles in that respect that every part of the song is important, every instrumental, every little backing vocal, every note is important.”
He added: “So, that’s how we worked and then its instinct you know, that, yes this is it, you just know.”
On knowing when ABBA have a hit, Björn added: “The thing is you never know.
“I mean in our heyday we kind of knew the next single would be played and so forth, but we never knew if it was going to reach Number One, if people would like it.
“It’s easy to forget that there is a before, and in the ‘before’ you don’t know. You take a risk and that’s what I still do.”
He said: “I doubt that very much, but I probably said after the first film that there won’t be a second.”
“So, you never know. But, you know, why we did the second film was that [Ol] Parker and Richard Curtis came up with this idea and that’s why we did it.
“So, if someone comes up with an idea for Mamma Mia 3 you know I’ll have a look at it. We’ll have a look at it.”