“Little Things” available now
ABBA has released their first Christmas single “Little Things,” available now with proceeds going to Unicef to help support the Global Child Protection Fund. Taken from ABBA’s album Voyage, the track is a reflection on the joy of Christmas morning and family time around this special time of year.
“We think it is impossible to eradicate poverty without the empowerment of women,” Agnetha, Björn, Benny & Anni-Frid share. “That’s why we support Unicef in protecting girls from sexual violence and empowering them through the Global Child Protection Fund. We have done so for many years with our song Chiquitita and now we have decided to give Unicef a Christmas gift in the form of a second song: Little Things from our album Voyage.”
The official music video for the single has also been unveiled. Directed by Grammy and BRIT Award-winning British music video director and longtime ABBA fan Sophie Muller (Gwen Stefani, Annie Lennox, Sade, Beyoncé, Rihanna, Radiohead, Björk) alongside executive producer Juliette Larthe (Arca, Kanye West, Little Simz ), Producer Chris Murdoch (Kylie Minogue, Franz Ferdinand, Maneskin) Performance Director Theo Adams (Years & Years, Paloma Faith, FKA Twigs) and PRETTYBIRD UK, the film is a brilliantly-conceptualized take on the production behind ABBA Voyage, the series of concerts featuring digital versions of ABBA that will open in London next year.
Centered 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 one million copies, and has received more than 190 million combined streams to date.
The single “I Still Have Faith In You” has just received the band’s first ever Grammy nomination for Record of the Year.