ABBA‘s Agnetha Fältskog has returned with her first new solo song in a decade, ‘Where Do We Go From Here?’ and announced a reimagined version of her 2013 album A.
The new version of A is titled A+ and is set to arrive on October 13 via BMG.
Per a press release, as the tenth anniversary of A approached, Fältskog began discussing with Jörgen Elofsson, who wrote the original album for her, what it would sound like if it was recorded in 2023. They decided to explore the idea of reimagining the album in its entirety, keeping the original vocals but creating brand new productions to bring it into the present day.
In a letter to fans confirming the project, Fältskog said: “A couple of years ago I heard one of the songs from my last album A on the radio. 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!’
” 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!”
Check out ‘Where Do We Go From Here’ below:
Meanwhile, 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.”