Monday 16 November 2020

say after me

Ever grateful for the reminder that A-ha is a Norwegian group and for any excuse to listen to their songs, we appreciated this hearing early track, draft that contains quite a few signature elements of what we know as “Take on Me”—including the central synth bridge—debuting on Magne Furuholmen and Pรฅl Waaktaar’s earlier band’s second album recorded and scheduled for release in 1981 though postponed by the group’s breakup and subsequent reconstitution until August 2018. The song was originally called “Miss Eerie” and was their demonstration piece intended to show off their vocal and electronic virtuosity.