ABBA have released their upbeat third single 'Just A Notion' - which is actually a long-lost classic

Publish Date
Friday, 22 October 2021, 3:44PM

Two months after they dropped two brand new songs from their upcoming album Voyage, ABBA has treated fans to their third single.

However, it turns out the beloved Swedish supergroup's bright and poppy new song, 'Just A Notion,' is actually a long-lost track that was recorded but never released back in 1978.

Which explains why the instruments and distinctive female voices of ABBA sound remarkably similar to their golden years despite the 40 years of time passing between now and their last album.

Speaking about the song, Björn Ulvaeus said: "Wikipedia says this track was recorded in September 1978, which sounds about right. That puts it in between ABBA the Album and Voulez-Vous, and it would have been included in the latter had we not decided against it.

"Why did we decide against it? In hindsight, I don’t have a clue. It’s a good song with great vocals. I know that we played it to a publisher in France and a couple of other people we trusted, and as far as I can remember they liked it very much. So it’s a mystery and will remain a mystery."

He continued: "Now Benny has recorded a new backing track to which we’ve added drums and guitars, but all vocals are from the original 1978 tracks.

"'Just A Notion' is a ridiculously happy song and hopefully it will cheer you up in these dark times!"