The ladies of
ABBA are joining forces with Madonna to release her
follow-up to the recent Confessions on a Dance
Floor. Agnetha Faltskog and Frida Lyngstad, after
years of seclusion, are working with the Material
Girl to create tracks on her new album. An unnamed
source told the U.K. tabloid The Sun that Madonna was
interested in collaborating with the pair after using
a sample of "Gimme Gimme Gimme" for the
Confessions single "Hung Up." Madonna has
been the first artist to ever get permission to remix
and sample an ABBA track.
Frida loved it," the source told The Sun. "They
really warmed to Madonna for rejuvenating one of their
most famous tracks."
The other half of
ABBA, Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson, will not be
involved with the project but are believed to approve of it.
It is rumored
that the collaboration will begin as soon as Madonna, her
producing partner Stuart Price, and the ABBA girls are free.