Remember Ace Of Base? The Swedish pop outfit whose songs were consistently littering our charts in the early ’90s? They impressed Aussies greatly via No.1 hits ‘All That She Wants’ and ‘The Sign’ and top 30 triumphs including ‘Don’t Turn Around’, ‘Lucky Love’ and ‘Beautiful Life’.
Now a young pop foursome is aiming to bring their music back to the masses in the new millennium.
They’re called A*Bass. Like a cross between A*Teens (who started out as an ABBA tribute act) and Ace Of Base, the four young players are 15 year old Matilda Lundberg, 15 year old Malin Enstedt, 16 year old Alexander Beyer and 17 year old Emil Henrohn.
The quartet has been secretly holed away over the past two years recording for their upcoming debut album ‘Happy Generation’ (a play on the Ace Of Base album name ‘Happy Nation’). And the first fruit of their efforts is ‘Never Gonna Say I’m Sorry’, a cover of the Ace Of Base single from 1996.
That the song is lesser known might work in its favour when it’s given a global release from this Friday.