ABBA’s Bjorn Ulvaeus has spoken of his joy at reuniting with his former bandmates to record new songs, 36 years after the Swedish super group split.

The musician confirmed the foursome have recorded two new tracks but insists there will not be a new album.

Speaking at a press conference for the sequel to musical Mamma Mia, he said: “We [himself and Benny Andersson] wrote two new songs and we went into the studio with the ladies [Agnetha Faltskog and Anni-Frid Lyngstad] and it was a fantastic experience.

“We have never been in a studio together since we split up in ’82 and we looked around and this situation is so incredibly familiar and it took seconds and we were back like yesterday.

“It was great fun doing it again and the strange thing is when those two ladies start singing together there is that sound that is not like any other.


“It’s just coincidence we should meet and they make those sounds together.”

The Swedes confirmed they would be recording new music together in April, nearly four decades after they split.

It has been confirmed that virtual “Abbatars” of the group are being created to represent the band members at the height of their fame for an upcoming digital tour.