ABBA announce new Christmas single ‘Little Things’
ABBA have announced that their first Christmas single, ‘Little Things’, will arrive as a special CD release next month.
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The festive track, which appears on the Swedish icons’ new album ‘Voyage’, will be available physically from December 3. You can pre-order it here.
An accompanying Christmas-themed video is also expected, with the band telling fans to “watch this space”.
The single includes the lyrics: “Little things/ Like your sleepy smile/ As the brand new day is dawning/ It’s a lovely Christmas morning.” Elsewhere, the band sing of the “joy Santa brings“, “stockings full of nice little things” and “tiny elves with wings“.
In a review of ‘Voyage’, NME described the track as “a twinkly Christmas song that’s sickly-sweet even before [ABBA] bring in a children’s choir. Frankly, it would feel even more mawkish if it weren’t for the poignancy in Fältskog and Lyngstad’s beautifully mature voices.”
Last week saw ABBA land a UK Number One album with ‘Voyage’ as well as earning the fastest-selling vinyl of the century. The group’s first studio effort in 40 years registered 204,000 chart sales in the seven days since its release.
ABBA are set to showcase their new record with a string of “revolutionary” concerts at London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in 2022.