Agnetha Fältskog Of ABBA Returns With New Solo Album
Agnetha Fältskog of ABBA has announced a new album A+, released on 13 October. A+ has been billed as a reimagining of her 2013 solo album A. She has also released the first single from the album, Where Do We Go From Here?, listen below.
Fältskog and songwriter and producer Jörgen Elofsson worked with producer Anton ‘Hybrid’ Mårtensson to rework the whole record, keeping the original vocals from 2013 but creating new music for 2023.
“A couple of years ago I heard one of the songs from my last album A on the radio,” Fältskog wrote in a letter to fans. “I have lots of fond memories from making that album, so I couldn’t help but smile, time flies…”
“Suddenly it hit me, what would the album sound like if we had made it today…? I couldn’t stop thinking about it. I reached out to the boys who produced A back in 2013 – ‘What would you guys think about reimagining ‘A’ and making a totally new version of it?’ They loved the idea! ‘Let’s try!’”
She continued: “A while later I heard the first reworked song, and I must say I absolutely loved it! It sounded so fresh and modern, even better than I had imagined it!
“We named the album A+ and as a cherry on top we even recorded a brand new song! And that will be the first thing you´ll hear from me. Now I can’t wait to hear what you think about it! I hope you like it as much as I do!”
Elofsson added: “When we made the album ‘A’ ten years ago, it was a bit of a reaction against EDM and the dance music that dominated the pop world at the time.
“We therefore did something that was exactly the opposite, arranger Peter Nordahl created timeless string arrangements. Now, when we brought the songs into today’s music world, we were all surprised by how well it works. The songs have blossomed into the pop songs they are at their core. Anton, who wasn’t there last time, comes from a different generation and has played with completely different rhythms.”