ABBA have released their first ever Christmas single, “Little Things”, in which they will donate the proceeds of the song going to UNICEF to help support the Global Child Protection Fund.
Taken from ABBA’s triumphant comeback global No.1 album, “Voyage”, “Little Things” is a gentle reflection on the joy of Christmas morning and family time around this special time of year.
The official music video for the single is directed by Grammy and BRIT Award-winning British music video director and longtime ABBA fan Sophie Muller alongside Executive Producer Juliette Larthe, Producer Chris Murdoch, Performance Director Theo Adams and PRETTYBIRD UK, the film is a brilliantly-conceptualised take on the production behind ABBA Voyage, the series of concerts featuring digital versions of ABBA that will open in London next year.
Centred around a dedicated and ambitious group of school-age children, many of whom in real life are close to (or even related to!) the creative team behind the groundbreaking concerts, this next generation of geniuses are inspired to create an ABBA Voyage ‘Christmas Special’, and embark with irrepressible enthusiasm on the enterprise of motion capture, choreography, costume design, stage lighting and band rehearsals, culminating with the arrival of parents and family members and the beginnings of snow, to watch a very convincing performance by the re-imagined ABBA, as “Little Things” draws to a close.
After what was one of the biggest and most anticipated comebacks in history, ABBA’s new album “Voyage” was released last month, going straight to the No.1 spot in 18 countries including the UK, Germany, Australia and Sweden and reaching No.2 on the US Billboard 200. In its first week, “Voyage” achieved worldwide sales in excess of 1 million copies, and has received more than 190 million combined streams to date.
Next year will see the opening of ABBA Voyage, the revolutionary concert that will see Agnetha, Björn, Benny and Anni-Frid as digital avatars at their very own purpose-built ‘ABBA Arena’ at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London, performing a set-list of ABBA’s greatest hits along with two songs from their new album “Voyage”, “I Still Have Faith In You” and “Don’t Shut Me Down”, alongside a ten-piece live band.
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