If you thought that Kimberly Nichole had slowed her roll down with her Rock Ballerina series, then get ready to be shaken out of hibernation. Instead of tapping into the alt-rock nooks of 4 Non Blondes and the White Stripes, KimNicky is all about the new waving of the glossy '80s this time out as she puts a smattering on A-ha's 1985 classic, "Take On Me."
She has a little help from some friends this time out as she is joined by friends Johnny Mercury and Rahbi, and as a trio they add in some guitars and vibrantly bounce around vocally while keeping in the synth-y spirit of the primary source -- and yes, they even expertly nail those impossible shrill notes in the chorus.
Not a month goes by without me hearing A-ha's original at least once (OK, maybe twice, along with a viewing of its incredible music video, too), as it is one of my all-time favorite songs. But after taking a taste, I have to put this refashion into the rotation, and to make it even sweeter for everyone KimNicky has allowed the track to be downloaded freely from Bandcamp.