Norway is bridging its musical generations with a new collaboration between Kygo and A-Ha on the way.
The Norwegian producer Kygo has recorded a new version of the Norwegian act A-Ha classic ‘Take On Me’ with the song due to launch through the new Apple Music streaming service this week.
“I am truly excited about having the opportunity to work with with A-Ha and Apple to make this collaboration happen. I think it was a great idea, and been looking forward to show you guys this,” Kygo said in a statement.
“It’s exiting times in the streaming world and we are really excited Apple is behind this new genre of music we have created. They are always on top of what’s cool and new. Apple has always done things in an innovative way and we are excited they are behind this.”
A-Ha is equally excited to be brought up to 2015 relevance, “Reinventing a classic song like Take On Me is a great challenge, but I cannot think of a better candidate to take it on than Kygo,” they said. “Not only is he remarkably talented and has accomplished great international success in an impressive way. He is also at the forefront of reinventing the music industry and I am very happy that he takes A-Ha along for the ride”.
Kygo and Australia’s Conrad Sewell had a recent hit with ‘Firestone’.
A-Ha had a global hit with ‘Take On Me’ in 1984. The song reached no 1 in Australia and the USA and was a no 2 hit in the UK. Pitbull and Christina Aguilera sampled the track on their 2014 hit ‘Feel The Moment’ and the song was once again top 10 in the US and UK.
A-Ha has reached 10 albums and sold over 80 million records.
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