A little reminder of the facts:
The legend comes back to life, where it all stopped, 40 years earlier. Members of pop group ABBA announced their reunion on September 2, 2021. Agnetha Fältskog, Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus and Anni-Frid Lyngstad also revealed the release date of their new studio album titled Voyage: the disc will be available from November 5, 2021. On the menu, 10 new songs including singles I Still Have Faith In You and Don’t Let Me Down, already available for listening.

Another news, ABBA will perform in concert in London from May to September 2022, on a stage specially built for the occasion. Björn, Benny, Agnetha and Anni-Frid can be found as they were left in 1982: young people. Indeed, it is not the septuagenarian stars who will sing on stage, but their holograms. The box office is already open. [LI]

Geraldine Savary’s post:

There are those whose return we welcome. James Bond, at the end of September, who took so long to present himself that his Samsung is already out of date. And then others, who were part of our youth or that of our parents, who we thought were nostalgic for our past years and who suddenly decide that we had missed them. However, nothing had been asked of Björn, Benny, Agnetha and Anni-Frid of the ABBA group. For forty years, they went about their various affairs of heart and money, taking like everyone else of the stomach, wrinkles, rakes and winds.

And now with improbable outfits and patched up portraits, they launch a new crap, a clip viewed – as I write these lines – by thirteen million people (including the entire editorial staff of Femina).

Everything looks frankly faded, the singers are painful trying to look like they were. The gang of four Swedes joins the gang of six Friends, with wax faces and tight smiles and the gang of New York girlfriends from Sex and the city whose imminent arrival on the tarmac of a forced reunion is announced. Honestly, it’s starting to cause a lot of dead and buried people who come back to say hello. This nostalgia business is really depressing me. To see these old people who want to look young, to pretend that time has not taken hold of us, nor life which, if we accumulate the years, nevertheless ends up resembling an era.

ABBA’s is gone, like the bling-bling insolence of Carrie Bradshaw or the pre-recorded conversations and laughs of Rachel and her friends. We love them dated. That they give me back my real one Dancing Queen!

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