Hot on the heels of the news of ABBA The Museum and the ABBA figures at Madame Tussauds comes the surprise revelation that Agnetha is recording new material!
Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet reported on Thursday that Agnetha has been in the studio with Swedish songwriter and producer Jörgen Elofsson. Elofsson’s website shows a list of dozens of international and Swedish stars for whom he has written and produced songs over the last two decades.
Agnetha’s long-time spokesman Staffan Lindé confirms that Agnetha has indeed been recording.
Unlike her 2004 album My Colouring Book, which featured Agnetha’s recordings of songs from the 1960s, the new album promises to be new songs. Whether this will be songs written by Elofsson, Agnetha or both is not clear. The finished product is expected to be released by Universal Music, bringing Agnetha back to the same company that releases ABBA for the first time since 1985.
I’m a little cynical about the timing of the news, coming just one day after the announcement of ABBA The Museum. It seems timed to tag on to the media reports about the museum (which it has), just as news of My Colouring Book coincided with ABBA and Mamma Mia! anniversary events in 2004.