One more brand new album. One more world tour.
a-ha’s comeback album will be called ‘Cast In Steel’ #aha30
— a-ha.com (@aha_com) March 25, 2015
It’s out on 4th September this year. *begins trembling with mounting anticipation*
The return came about in a simple, organic way, as Paul explains: “it started off very easy and low-key with Morten dropping by my studio at various occasions, and I would show him songs that I was working on. He would sing on the songs he felt a connection with and leave the ones that didn’t and it just went like that until we had done 10 or 12 songs.”
The lack of pressure and deadlines was definitely a bonus, and reminded Paul of when the band first started out: “The beauty of it was that we could do this totally under the radar; there were no deals in place, no contracts, tours planned or deadlines looming … just our shadow endeavours. It was back to exactly how we started in my parents cabin way back when in the 80s. Some instruments, a song, a voice.”
Morten makes it clear that “we are not getting back to stay together. We’ve agreed to come back for a set period: one album, one tour. It’s a great opportunity and allows us to write another chapter.”
I need to be there for this one. I need to make a plan after last time.
Link to press release to follow Here’s a copy of it – the a-ha.com website appears to be struggling with high demand right now.