Discussion in 'ABBA' started by lolly, Apr 27, 2018.
Agnetha was 70 earlier this month, Bjorn 75. I imagine this shitty avatar business has been hit by coronavirus, pushing the songs back further still.
We really ARE going to lose one of them before we get anything, aren't we?
Maybe the AI isn't up to scratch. They're likely getting impatient themselves.
They should just release the songs! Who cares about the holograms.
If anyone can make this sort of thing into a huge draw it is them (look at those rotten movies and the musical of which I've no impression of). The technology I imagine must be pretty impressive and they'll know that being perfectionists over it will be more than worth it. I do wonder if releasing something early to tide people over is an option they'd actually go for.
It's just odd that they'd even announce the music before they were happy with the AI, if the two are that closely linked. I wonder what the logic was
I think at the time of the announcement, the songs were getting outside of the inner Abba circle because of the hologram stuff, so they wanted to announce it before it got out some other way.
Anyway yeah I agree, this is never happening.
I think the song announcement is or was tied to a BBC documentary because when it originally came out a QUEEN I used to work with that was involved with music docs was bragging about knowing about this FOR MONTHS. If true it totally sounds like the sort of thing PR would want to attach to a press release of a new show.
There was something about a TV show that never came to fruition a few years back. I forget exact details now.
Bjorn gave an interview to Dagens Nyheter from quarantine a week or so ago where he said the avatar project continues but not as planned, and has been delayed by six months.
What I found far more interesting though is this, when talking about why they turned down the billion dollar tour offer in 2000:
It wasn’t about any disagreement between the former group members, which there have been many speculations about, Björn Ulvaeus says. They have the Avatar project together and they see each other a lot.
– We have very special bonds between us. You can feel them. Like we said when we left each other not so long ago, maybe a month ago: ”We have something very special in that we are four people who can trust each other 100 percent.” It’s nice to have that.
It's not so long before the news of the new music that Bjorn had referred to seeing Benny all the time, Agnetha fairly frequently due to family events, and rarely seeing Frida at all due to her living in Majorca or Switzerland or wherever it was at the time. So hearing the fact that they see each other 'a lot' now, and very recently, is fanning more speculation about how much they have recorded or are working on.
“I think sometime this year. Yes, I think so.”
Judy whatsherface has confirmed Mamma Mia 3 and wants the new songs to be in it.
Perfect, this is a much better vehicle than the nonsense hologram/Frida-origami thing they're supposedly fussing about behind the scenes.
I haven't seen the article personally, but apparently Bjorn has said that he and Benny were working on more material when lockdown started. Although I guess that may not be Abba material.