Norwegian pop idols a-ha are re-emerging with the band’s first album since 1993’s soon forgotten “Memorial Beach.”
The group will be trying to duplicate some fraction of the massive success of its 1985 No. 1 single, “Take On Me,” or at least their only other U.S. hit, “The Sun Always Shines on T.V.,” which reached the Top 20 in 1986.
Billboard reports that band members Morten Harket and Pal Waaktaar-Savoy have worked on solo music projects since a-ha’s last release, while Magne Furuholmen established a career as an artist. The group has signed a new label deal with WEA in Germany and will be releasing the single “Velvet,” previously issued as a Waaktaar-Savoy solo project, next month. An album is due in November.