What’s one of the best things you can do with a beloved 80’s hit? Give it a smooth, dreamy Vaporwave style cover. And on their new version of A-Ja‘s beloved hit “Take On Me,” Violet Island, the duo of Adrian Walther and Jessie Villa, transform it into a slick, groovy, synth heavy cover.
“Since Violet Island is heavily inspired by 80s sounds, we wanted to pay homage to that era by doing an 80s pop cover,” said Villa and Walther. “We love this song and wanted to do a fresh take on it while keeping the joyful energy of the original intact.”
I for one would argue that they certainly have done that. Villa’s voice makes the lyrics soar, as the drum machine and synths shimmer and shine in the neon glow of a late night cityscape. Check out the cover below or on Spotify.