12 February 2009

Slowly learning that life is ok...

I think A-ha's "Take On Me" was the first song I ever fell in love with. I remember hearing it on the radio and nearly tearing up when I was like seven, nearly a decade after its initial release.

Apparently A.C. Newman, Mr. New Pornographer himself shares the same reverential fervor towards the song as myself. His cover is just so beautiful and nuanced. And while nothing can match the original's walloping melodrama or falsetto, Newman pays his best respects. Enjoy.

Take On Me - A.C. Newman (A-ha cover)