Lake Street Dive Plays a Brilliantly Soulful Swing Cover of the Iconic a-ha Song ‘Take On Me’

On an episode of the A/V Club series A/V Undercover, the band Lake Street Dive performed a brilliantly soulful, swing cover of the iconic, often-covered, quintessentially MTV song “Take on Me” (previously) by the Norwegian band a-ha. While the vocals and harmonies are impeccable, it’s the trumpet solo that really stands out.

When choosing the song for their cover, Brooklyn-based band Lake Street Dive ditched the decidedly ’80s feel of the song, infusing the song with a funky Latin groove, elements of blue-eyed soul, and a fantastic trumpet solo.