Following the initial rumors of ABBA
reunion dating back to last November, not much fresh info was announced; however, the band was now finally asked to address the reports.
Chatting with the Guardian
, singer Anni-Frid "Frida" Lyngstad
and songwriter Bjorn Ulvaeus
seemed open to the idea, stressing that the reunion would have to be a part of something "very special.""It's difficult to talk about this because then all the news stories will be: 'ABBA is going to record another song!'"
Frida explained. "But as long as we can sing and play, then why not? I would love to, but it's up to Bjorn and Benny.""Nothing's planned and it would have to be something very special,"
Bjorn said, adding possibly a crucial remark: "But yes, why not?"
During the rest of the chat, Bjorn discussed some of today's top pop acts, confessing he gets jealous of certain artists from time to time. "I hear a really good pop song every now and then,"
he said. "'Roar' by Katy Perry, I love that! 'Poker Face' ... oh! What a song! And 'Rolling in the Deep' ... oh!"
Directly asked on whether he gets jealous or at least competitive, the musician replied: "Oh, jealous, definitely! But I realize it's a young man or woman's work to write pop music."