As mentioned on the site last night, Swedish songstress Agnetha Fältskog has returned to the world of pop, releasing her long-awaited new single ‘When You Really Loved Someone’ to her adoring global audience.
As one quarter of pop supergroup Abba, Agnetha has experienced unprecedented global success, selling more than 370 million albums globally. But when the band went their separate ways, Agnetha forged her own solo career, releasing a string of successful albums in both Swedish and English.
But her last was to be 2004’s ‘My Colouring Book’, which spawned the singles ‘If I Thought You’d Ever Change Your Mind’ and ‘When You Walk In The Room’ (we still have those CD singles somewhere!?).
Now she has a brand new album ready to fire. It’s entitled ‘A’ and it’s been co-written with serial Swedish hit songwriter Jörgen Elofsson. He said of the LP, “We wanted to make this as if Agnetha hadn’t entered ABBA. We were interested in what she sounded like if she hadn’t been in the group. And yet it’s important that she comes across as we remember her to be.”
Today, Universal Music Australia has confirmed that Agnetha’s new album will be given an Australian release – and it seems we’ll be some of the first in the world with our mitts on a copy. Aussie fans can now officially down the days ’til the album’s local release on Friday May 10.