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Now Hear This: Take On Me (single) - Krigarè


Rating: ****

Nashville-based synth pop darling, Krigarè is back with a cover of A-ha's seminal hit from the 80's "Take on Me" and I gotta tell ya, I'm here for it.

Krigarè has had her work featured in movie trailers and television shows galore, and is gaining more and more popularity on the streaming platforms, especially Spotify where her top tracks regularly enjoy hundreds of thousands of spins.

I'm going to kick this on repeat during my cardio workout and by the end I should have a pretty good idea of what I think of it.

Watch the music video for "Take On Me" on Youtube below:

So I love the fact that it's different while still keeping the traditional format of the song. It's still immediately recognizable and I think that is paramount when recording a good cover. She has a really unique voice and the beats and synth is tight and coherent. You can actually make out all the lyrics quite clearly, which is actually a far cry from the original. At the end of the day, this is still a cover, but it's a damn good one.

This track is dope and Krigarè should be proud that she pulled off one of the most popular songs of the 80's in such a fresh and modern way while still keeping the spirit of the original in tact. Fans of the original aren't the only ones that are gonna dig this. It's for everybody.

 

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