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Aftonbladet - Article about Skavlan 15/03/2013

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She is an anxious, nervous emotionally human being who prefers silence.

Now Agnetha Fältskog, 62, tells about the crisis that forced her to withdraw.

I felt that I had to take care of myself.

Once an artist has been gone for a while, they usually return after a few years of silence. In Agnetha Fältskog's case, it could not be more true.

When the singer visits visits SVT "Skavlan" tonight, she talks about why she is seeking a life of silence.

There was a time when I felt I had so much sounds in my head. Too much music and too much lyrics. I couldn't cope with it properly so I felt that I had to have some peace and  tranquility.

Agnetha Fältskog lives on Ekerö outside Stockholm.

There is silence, it's very quiet. It's nice and I can go into town sometimes.

Longed for kids

In an interview with the Norwegian tv, Agnetha Fältskog spoke about the time with ABBA. About how the longing to go home to her children often appeared during the world tours.

She also talks about how - during tough times in her life -  there was  too much of everything and she felt compelled to get away from it all.

I have had times when I thought it was a bit dicey. Then I felt that I had to pull myself back a little bit, take it easy and experience  the silence.

It was just before I turned 50 and I just felt that the time had gone by so fast. It is such a milestone when one is 50 years old.

So then I had a few good years where I felt that I have done so much and I had to take care of myself.

AgnethaFältskog  has previously talked about how she overcame her fear of flying with the help of a therapist.

In the program the singer admits that she as a person is anxious and worried.

I've had a little too much of it, I think. But I also feel positive about the fact that I can give a lot of it, that I am an emotional person, in the songs.

It is positive.

Love comes and goes

In May Agnetha Fältskog's new album, "A" will come out ; a record she never thought would happen. The songs on the album are almost exclusively about one and the same topic: Love.

About the question if love has made her mostly happy or mostly disappointed,  the singer says:

That's difficult, it's a private issue. But it comes and goes.