Agnetha Faltskog, one of the former members of Swedish pop band Abba has returned to the recording studio after more than eight years of musical silence.

Her spokesman, Staffan Linde, said the 62-year-old is working alongside Swedish songwriter Jorgen Elofsson who has previously penned and produced tunes for megastars including Britney Spears, Celine Dion and boy band Westlife.

He could not say when the new album will be released.

After Abba split in the early 1980s, Agnetha pursued a solo career for a few years, but then went into a music hiatus for most of the 1990s.

Her last album, My Colouring Book, contained cover songs and was released in 2004.