ABBA’s Benny Andersson feared his band mates had lost their singing skills before launching their comeback.
The iconic pop group – which also includes Agnetha Faltskog, Bjorn Ulvaeus and Anni-Frid Lyngstad – have reunited for their long-awaited ninth studio album, “Voyage,” but Benny admitted having doubts before starting to record.
Benny shared, “I think what I felt was that Agnetha and Frida were so happy to do this. And that’s kind of understandable, isn’t it?
“I mean, they haven’t done much in the last 40 years: they’ve done a few albums each, but they haven’t really sang a lot, so doing that was … seeing them being happy with what we were doing, they loved the tunes. It was perfect. “
Benny initially harbored fears about what would happen when they ended up in the studio.
However, his worries quickly disappeared.
He told Guardian’s Saturday magazine: “It was exactly as it always had been.
“We entered the studio, the control room, I had made copies of the lyrics, we played the backing track, the girls sang and asked questions, then they took the sheets of paper into the studio and started singing.
“I have to tell you, when they got into the studio, I thought, maybe I should have asked them first, before we planned all of this, if they can still sing. But after the first day, I didn’t need to worry. “
Despite their absence from the music scene, the band members have remained close friends and have loved hanging out together for the past decades.
Benny said: “We’ve seen each other over the years, we meet for this and that – we’re friends.”