New a-ha single ‘Under The Makeup’ out now – streaming only outside Norway
Five years after a-ha released their last single, they now return with “Under The Make-Up”, the first single taken from the band’s upcoming album “Cast In Steel” (you can listen to it on our Spotify playlist). Written by Paul Savoy and produced in collaboration with Erik Ljunggren, Lars Horntveth did the orchestral arrangement on “Under The Make-Up”.
In Norway, the single is being released by Universal Norway and is available on all platforms for download and streaming (Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, WiMP, Tidal, etc). In Germany and the rest of Europe, the single is being released by Universal Germany, and will be streaming only (Spotify and Apple Music). It will be made available for download next month. In the rest of the world, the song is being released by a-ha/Phonofile and will be available for download and streaming (Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, WiMP, Tidal, etc).
Universal Music also posted a minimal video for the single.
The track was recorded with a 70-piece orchestra in Macedonia. In a 3-part interview Lars Horntveth and Even Ormestad talk about the recording process for “Under The Make-Up” and “Cast In Steel”.
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