Thursday, September 02, 2021

ABBA - "Don't Shut Me Down"


Forty years after calling it quits, disco icons ABBA are officially back!

Fifteen years of blogging and this is certainly one thing I never expected. The Swedish pop legends have formally announced their reunion album, Voyage, and a concert this coming winter in London. The album features all four original members for the first time since 1981 and they've shared two new songs in addition to the announcement. "I Still Have Faith In You" is an elegant, sweeping ballad that warms us up and continues to build the anticipation that has surrounded the group ever since we were told a reunion was forth-coming back in 2016. "Don't Shut Me Down," however, is the disco banger we've been waiting for and it lives up to the hype! It's full of dazzling synths, glowing strings, astounding harmonies, and sounds exactly what you'd expect a new ABBA song to sound like in 2021.

Voyage is out November 5.

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