Agnetha Fältskog has surprise-released a new version of her solo track I Keep Them On The Floor Beside My Bed.
Previously featured as the closing track on ‘A’ (2013) and the recent ‘A+’ (2023) reimagined album, a third version of the song has been shared digitally.
Laden with sleigh bells, the self-penned ballad is reworked as a winter warmer ahead of the festive season.
“With the nights drawing in, ‘I Keep Them On The Floor Beside My Bed (Christmas Edition)’ is available now to officially start getting you in the Christmas spirit,” reads a post on her social media pages.
Listen to I Keep Them On The Floor Beside My Bed (Christmas Edition) below.
Featuring 11 songs, ‘A+’ includes reworked versions of all 10 songs originally available on ‘A’ along with the new single, Where Do We Go From Here?.
Both collections are distinctly different and when it comes to the work he and his collaborator, Peter Nordahl, did on the project, producer Jörgen Elofsson told RETROPOP’s November issue: “We didn’t remix the album – that’s not what we’ve done. It really felt like, ‘Let’s see what would happen if we did this now, like we never did it before’, and we ended up with a set of twins that grew up in different worlds and different cultures.
“So it’s more than remixing; it’s a new identity and what really strikes me is how well she fits into that world.”
Although the album uses Fältskog’s original vocals, the singer was actively involved in the creative process and made several visits to the studio during the development of the songs.
“We would meet and talk about the songs, then I’d go back and work on them for a couple of weeks,” Jörgen shares. “At some point, we knew we’d need to play them to her, which is always a scary moment because you really want her to like them. Not just go, ‘Yeah, right’, but really feel like she’s engaging with them. So she’d come over to my studio – always on time, you know how old school artists are – and we’d sit down, maybe have a coffee, and then I’d hit play and look at her, trying to capture what her face is saying. You know, I don’t want to say, ‘Isn’t it great?’, if her face looks like a lemon!”