ABBA will release their Christmas single ‘Little Things’ on CD in December, taken from their new album ‘Voyage’.
The track will be out on CD December 3, released via Universal Music, with a festive video to go alongside it expected soon.
The song opens with gentle piano chords and celebrates the joys of Christmas morning and family time, making it the band’s first ever Christmas song.
Pre-order the track here and listen to the single below.
The record sold more than 204,000 copies in the first seven days since it was released, and scored the band the biggest opening week in the Chart in four years – since Ed Sheeran released his third studio album ‘Divide’.
“We are so happy that our fans seem to have enjoyed our new album as much as we enjoyed making it!” the band told Official Charts. “We are absolutely over the moon to have an album at the top of the charts again!”
The group had suggested ‘Voyage’ could be their final studio album, although Anni-Frid Lyngstad has since kept fans guessing by saying “don’t be too sure” that there won’t be any more new music in future.
In a five-star review of ‘Voyage’, Rolling Stone UK’s Darren Styles said: “‘Voyage’ is a majestic finish, both familiar and new – drawn, as ever was the case, from a range of musical influences miles wide in breadth and depth.”
“It’s ABBA as they ever were, locked in period without apology or shame, and above all is a fitting finale.”
Next year will also see the opening of ‘ABBA Voyage’, a concert experience which will feature digital versions of the band and will also include a 10 piece live band. It involved construction of a 3,000 capacity arena in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
The show’s film producer Baillie Walsh told The Guardian what fans can expect. “So we literally filmed Abba, then [Royal Ballet choreographer] Wayne McGregor took all their movements and extended those movements into younger body doubles, so you’ve got the soul of Abba in these younger bodies, and we blend them all together, but it’s not in 3D.”