Swedish hitmakers to release their new album ‘Voyage’ next month
ABBA has previewed a snippet of a new track titled ‘Just a Notion’ – you can check it out below.
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In September, the iconic four-piece made its monumental comeback, announcing the release of their new album ‘Voyage’ on November 5 as well – and dropping the singles ‘I Still Have the Faith in You’ and ‘Don’t Shut’. down’.
They also revealed that their upcoming tour would feature a “digital” version of ABBA (not a hologram) with a 10-piece live band. The show will take place at the purpose-built 3,000-capacity ABBA Arena in London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park starting May 27, 2022.
Today (October 18), ABBA took to TikTok to share a video clip teasing a catchy new single titled ‘Just a Notion’. In the clip, the Swedish group’s new song is played at low volume until the hand on the speaker dial turns it.
“This is happening…,” the group captioned the short clip with the hashtags #ABBA, #DancingWithABBA and #JustANotion. You can listen to a glimpse of the new song below.
Pre-orders for ABBA’s new album ‘Voyage’ have broken records in the UK, with over 80,000 copies purchased in the first three days of its availability.
Universal Music UK has claimed this is their biggest album pre-order to date, breaking the previous record set by Take That for their ‘Progress’ and ‘III’ albums, according to worldwide music business.
Meanwhile, ABBA’s Björn Ulvaeus has stated that the music industry today values songwriters “very little”.
Speaking in terms of the ongoing streaming rates for musicians and writers, Ulvaeus said that the industry has placed too little value on songwriters to bring low returns streaming.
This comes as Ulvaeus launched a new initiative called Credits Due, which aims to tackle the issues surrounding music royalties and metadata.
The campaign comes from a collaboration between The Ivor Academy and The Music Rights Awareness Foundation (MRAF), of which Ulvaeus is a co-founder, and was unveiled at the 2021 Ivor Novello Awards.
Credit Due aims to ensure that “complete and accurate song metadata is attached to all recordings at the point of creation,” allowing all songwriters and contributors to be paid accurately and fairly for their work.