ABBA star Björn Ulvaeus has said that while he and his bandmates have reunited in the studio to record two new songs, there will not be a new album.

The songwriter made his comments in London at a press conference to mark the cinema release next week of musical sequel Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again.

ABBA confirmed in April that they were recording new music together for an upcoming digital tour using avatars - or 'ABBAtars' - of the quartet at the height of their fame. 

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"We [Ulvaeus and co-songwriter Benny Andersson] wrote two new songs and we went into the studio with the ladies [Agnetha Fältskog and Anni-Frid Lyngstad] and it was a fantastic experience," Ulvaeus said.

"We have never been in a studio together since we split up in '82 and we looked around and this situation is so incredibly familiar and it took seconds and we were back like yesterday."

"The new music that we have written was really inspired by a project that we are in, where we are building heads that are copies of our heads from 1979 and we thought those heads have something new to sing," Ulvaeus explained.

"It was great fun doing it again"

"It was great fun doing it again and the strange thing is when those two ladies start singing together there is that sound that is not like any other.

"It's just coincidence we should meet and they make those sounds together."

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again opens in cinemas next Friday, July 20. 

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