The 1980s are filled with bands that were one-hit wonders. Oslo's A-Ha wasn't quite one of those bands. They did a Bond title track after their big hit and they made several fantastic records over the last nearly 40 years. But most folks just remember "Take On Me" and "The Living Daylights."
Well, they are going to remember True North.
Epic. Fucking. Album.
It's clear where Keane got a lot of their influence in terms of style and theme. And what a grand idea to record the whole thing north of the Arctic Circle to give it a frozen, haunted sound that somehow manages to sound jubilant. Seriously, this may be the album of the year.