AceShowbiz - Bjorn Ulvaeus has assured ABBA fans the group's new music will be released before the end of the year.
The Swedish pop supergroup announced plans to record new material - their first for over three decades - and release two tracks before the launch of a digital avatar tour, featuring the eerie images of the quartet performing hits like "Waterloo" and "Mamma Mia".
Fans had hoped the new music would drop before Christmas, but Ulvaeus insists it will be worth the wait, telling Denmark's Ekstra Bladet one of the new tracks - either "I Still Have Faith in You" or "Don't Shut Me Down" - will be released this autumn.
"One of them is a pop tune, very danceable," Ulvaeus says. "The other is more timeless, more reflective, that is all I will say. It is Nordic sad, but happy at the same time. I think that exuberant quality of the two ladies (Agnetha Faltskog and Anni-Frid Lyngstad) together singing, that makes the saddest song a bit uplifting."
Bjorn also gave the publication an update on the planned avatar tour, explaining, "It takes an extremely long time."
He has also hinted that the new recordings could feature on a new album of ABBA music.