ABBA's Agnetha Faltskog has announced the release her first solo album in nine years, ‘A’, due on May 13th via Universal Music Group.
Produced by the Grammy-nominated Jorgen Elofsson, he was interested what Agnetha would have sounded like if she hadn't been in ABBA. While Agnetha Faltskog, having never thought she would sing again, was so impressed after hearing three songs that she “couldn’t say no”.
Elofsson said: “She wanted to make music again. We could feel that. She had been thinking about it. Basically, she's a musician, a songwriter/singer who hasn't done that for a while. We saw her open up, become much happier, with music again in her life.”
Her first album of original songs since the 80s, Agnetha Faltskog added: “I hadn't written any music for a long, long time. But I sat at the piano, and suddenly it was there.” The album also features production from the acclaimed Peter Nordhal, a duet with Gary Barlow and is preceded by the nostalgic and sweeping new single, ‘When You Really Loved Someone’.
Watch the video below.
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'A' is set to be released on May 13th.
1. The One Who Loves You Now
2. When You Really Loved Someone
3. Perfume In The Breeze
4. I Was A Flower
5. I Should´ve Followed You Home
6. Past Forever
7. Dance Your Pain Away
9. Back On Your Radio
10. I Keep Them On The Floor Beside My Bed
Words by James Evans