Tuesday, November 24, 2009

third from the mountain

"Nothing Is Keeping You Here" by a-ha is the third video from their gorgeous album, "Foot Of The Mountain". Such a shame it will be part of their swan song over the next twelve months. Then Morten, Paul and Mags will fade into the mist of pop history.

The single version of this song is quite different from the one featured on the album. Those chiming piano figures and Morten's yearning vocal get the goosebumps going. And you can certainly hear where Coldplay have gotten some of their inspiration from.

The video sort of reminds me of those Pink Floyd, planetarium laser shows. There's an amazing idea. Imagine a laser show set to the music of a-ha. Hey, it can't be any worse than Seal on ice!

1 comment:

  1. Reminds be of a cross between modern day U2 and The Killers. S If I were A-Ha's label, I would've went for their 80s sound based upon trends of the current market place. Should of stuck with the 808 and 909 because this sound just isn't doing it for me ya know? They could have appealed to a new and fresher demographic but instead they opted for more of an adult contemp/their fans from the 80s grown up. I want to hear Sunshine Always Shines On TV, not this overly polished, fake sounding stuff! This kind of sound isn't really doing any favors for their publishing company.