Aftenposten has published an extensive interview with Paul today (subscribers only), which was done in Munich earlier this month.
A few translated quotes:
“We’re not stopping now. This isn’t a farewell tour.”
– Yeah, as you already did the farewell tour last time?
“Yes, this tour is to promote the [Cast in Steel] album. We’ll probably be back for more craziness at some point.”
– How important is a-ha for you today?
“When in the middle of it, nothing is more important. There’s nothing in my life that hasn’t happened because of a-ha.”
– Will it be sad to walk off stage after the last concert?
“Not at all – it will be great. I can’t wait for people to hear the music I’ve made over the last few years. First up is ‘World of Trouble’, an album I’ve made with Zoë Gnecco from New Jersey. Her voice gives me goose bumps.”
– What about a-ha makes you the most proud?
“The fact that we’re still rockin’! That’s perhaps because we’ve never been super satisfied with things we’ve done. We don’t sit and pat each other on the back, thinking we’ve done something fantastic. I feel like an underachiever in everything I do.”