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Krigarè

Take On Me (digital single)

Review by Gary Hill

The song "Take On Me" was a single from the band A-Ha, and the video really got it lots of exposure on MTV when it was first released. This is a new cover of the piece, and it deserves the same kind of exposure. I've always said that if you are going to do a cover, then you need to change it and make it your own. It seems that was the goal of Krigarè when envisioning this song, or at the very least it was the result she achieved.

This review is available in book format (hardcover and paperback) in Music Street Journal: 2019  Volume 3 at lulu.com/strangesound.

Track by Track Review
Take On Me

The melodies of the original song are still here, mainly in the vocal performance. This cut is transformed into more of an EDM kind of number. The female vocal in itself brings a different angle to this. In some ways this feels like a more artistic way of approaching the song. I'm not sure which version of this piece I prefer. They are so different, and each has its unique charms.

 
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