Benny Andersson reveals new recording may be on the way next year

In an exclusive conversation with icethesite, Benny spoke about his idea to record an album of accordion music with his long-term friend and collaborator, Lars Rudolfsson. 

Lars Rudolfsson and Benny from London, 2009

Lars Rudolfsson and Benny on their accordions – pictured in London, 2009

How did the idea come about?

“Whenever Lars comes over to my house he brings his accordion and we play together a little and it sounds pretty okay,” Benny told us. “So we decided that maybe we should go into the studio, just the two of us and see if what we produce does indeed have any validity.”

Do you have any particular tracks in mind?

“It will most likely be a mixture of old Swedish music along with a few of my own compositions, but, whatever we record we know that it will be a definite non-seller!” Benny laughed. “That’s kind of nice though, as it means there is no pressure or expectation to play the well-known tunes. We can just choose the tracks which we enjoy – those that feel good to play,” he explained.

When might the album be released?

“It’s probably the stupidest idea ever, but Lars and I really enjoy being together, so I know that the process is going to be a lot of fun,” Benny grinned. “And if we do happen to like what we record, then we will release an album next Spring.”

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