Touching a classic is something NO ARTIST SHOULD EVER DO …
Touching a classic is something NO ARTIST SHOULD EVER DO — unless of course they have the chops (and permission) to work their hands on it to make it at least comparable, if not better than, the original.
Since its drop — before it was called a drop — far back in 1984, A-Ha's "Take On Me" has reigned as one of the few classics spanning the test of time. It takes a daring soul, albeit slightly delusional, to want to make it better. Kygo recently released his version, and while it isn't better, it's different — adding a nice island-style kick to an already recognizable banger.
He took the risk, and it paid off. 10/10, we say!