Agnetha Makes A Universal Return
Siren songstress from ABBA has new album due on May 13
Brand new single "When You Really Loved Someone" out now!
STOCKHOLM, March 11, 2013
STOCKHOLM, March 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --"Never thought that I'd ever sing
again. But hearing the first three songs, I just couldn't say no!"
With these words, one of popular music's most recognisable, celebrated names
of the past 40 years – Agnetha Fältskog – signals her return to the
spotlight.The siren songstress from ABBA is coming back with a new album, due
for release in May, preceded by a curtain-raising track, "When You Really
Loved Someone," which premieres on VEVO today at 12 noon and is now available
internationally as a single to buy. Agnetha's brand new official website
(www.agnetha.co.uk), Facebook (www.facebook.com/pages/Agnetha-Official) and
Twitter (@AgnethaOfficial) will also go live at 12 noon today.
Agnetha has been working with renowned, Grammy-nominated songwriter/producer
Jorgen Elofsson – who has been responsible for hits by Britney Spears, Kelly
Clarkson, Celine Dion and Westlife, among others – and acclaimed
producer/arranger Peter Nordahl on her brand new album.
"She wanted to make music again," says Elofsson, "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."
The album features one of Agnetha first co-writes in many years: "I hadn't
written any music for a long, long time," she says. "But I sat at the piano,
and suddenly it was there."
Anticipated by millions of ABBA fans worldwide, Agnetha's brand new material
will be released this spring in the US by The Verve Music Group and
Internationally by Universal Music Group, the global music leader.
Max Hole, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Universal Music Group
International, added: "You can imagine the excitement that all of us felt at
the prospect of Agnetha making new music. So we were determined that she would
choose Universal to bring that music to the world, and we are gratified that
she did. This is a dream project for so many people inside our company, and
for Agnetha's fans around the globe."
The most anticipated new album of 2013 was recorded and produced by Jörgen
Elofsson and Peter Nordahl: "We wanted to make this as if Agnetha hadn't
entered ABBA," says Elofsson."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."
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