The Soft Rains Of April

To close out the month on an atmospheric wistful note, here’s the final track from a-ha’s 1986 pop masterpiece (yes) “Scoundrel Days.” On a disc brimming with melodic peaks, the howling synthesizers in the middle eight section might be my favorite piece of music by my favorite band. Songwriters Paul Waaktar and Mags always had a gift for epic soundscapes and Morten Harkett’s soaring voice provided the perfect counterpoint.

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