During a Facebook Q&A last fall, Paul talked about one of his current music projects:

Carlo Bagioli: Many artists must have asked you to write a song for them (I would ask you for myself every day if I was in the business!) why so few collaborations with other artists?

Paul: After our big goodbye tour in 2010, that turned out to be not a goodbye tour after all, I thought I would make a batch of songs that I could present for other artists to sing. I wrote about 13, 14 songs and sketched them out and asked Jimmy Gnecco if his daughter Zoe would be interested in singing a guide vocal on the demoes. During the previous tour he had played me a snippet of her singing from his phone and I thought she had an absolute killer voice. The second I heard her voice on the tracks I felt she owned them. Her raw and natural talent just added a whole new dimension to the material, and I suddenly didn’t want to send them out anywhere. I’m hoping we can release this album in the next few months.

We can now share the exciting news that the first sneak peek from the Waaktaar featuring Zoe Gnecco project will be a song called ‘Beautiful Burnout’. The song and music video will premiere during the international fan convention in Oslo on April 30.

Here are a few screen shots from the video:

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And you can hear a short sample of the song over on Instagram:

The fan convention will take place on April 30 from 2:00-5:00pm at Samfunnssalen in Oslo. The fan party will begin after the a-ha concert that evening, and go until 2:30am.

More information about the convention and party will be announced soon! Buy your tickets now.


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