Friday, May 08, 2009

Almost Abba as Björn & Benny writes a pop song again

Since we're a Swedish station/blog we're pretty much sure that we're obliged by law to report the news that Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson of Abba fame have collaborated on a pop song for the firt time in 15 years.
It's been musicals lately, but when it was time to celebrate Hotel Rival's in Stockholm fifth anniversary owner Benny Andersson asked the staff if they'd like a song written.

And here it is; 2nd Best To None, performed by the hotel staff. Spot Benny making a two second cameo early on.

And there's more Björn & Benny coming our way. An English language album by Benny Anderssons Orkester (apparently renamed The Benny Andersson Band) will be out this summer. The band has enjoyed an enormous sucess in Sweden and Scandinavia with three Swedish language folk-oriented albums between 2001 and 2007.
Now Björn has translated the lyrics for an album worth of songs. But there's one brand new track titled Story Of A Heart promised.

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