ABBA’s Agnetha hints that the Voyage album and shows may be the band’s farewell

20 September 2021, 12:32 | Updated: 22 September 2023, 11:29

ABBA and Agnetha Fältskog
ABBA and Agnetha Fältskog. Picture: Getty

By Mayer Nissim

"We're a bit older now, and have our minor ailments," says ABBA singer Agnetha Fältskog.

ABBA blew everyone away with the announcement of their Voyage comeback album and live experience, but it could well be the band's final work together

Singer Agnetha Fältskog has hinted to Swedish public service radio Sverige Radio that Voyage could be ABBA's final project.

Asked when they could get together again in the future, Agnetha said: "I don't really dare to say. We're a bit older now, and have our minor ailments, ha ha. But we struggle on.

"But I don't dare to say, because it's a bit uncertain. At the moment we feel happy that we got this together, and let's hope everything goes well in London, at the premiere over there."

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Quizzed about the rest of the album after the release of the singles 'I Still Have Faith In You' and 'Don't Shut Me Down', Agnetha added: "Well, it's very varied. I can't say much about it now, but it's very varied.

"I can tell you this much: if you like these two songs, you will probably like the entire album. I do think so."

She continued: "It's very much the ABBA sound. We're not trying to sound different or letting ourselves be affected by other, current things, so to speak.

"We're trying to keep ... It becomes what it becomes – and it becomes very ABBA when Frida and I get together in the studio.

"It's almost like a marriage between our voices, and almost hard to tell them apart at times."

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As well as the Voyage album, the group's first since 1982's The Visitors, Agnetha, Björn, Benny and Anni-Frid will perform digitally with a live 10-piece band

The shows will take place from May 27, 2022 in a purpose-built venue called The ABBA Arena in London.

The digital ABBA were created by filming months of rehearsals of the real-life band with motion-capture and performance technology and an 850-strong team from Industrial Light & Magic, the company founded by George Lucas when he started making Star Wars.

Voyage will be released on November 5.