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“Manmade Lake” remix opportunity

A fun update on today:

We sometimes hear from fans who would like to have a chance to remix an a-ha or solo track, using audio stem files – most recently, a fan named Carlos asked Paul this very question in his Q&A with

Paul is interested to hear your mixes of his new song ‘Manmade Lake’, and he has made the stem files available here on!

Head over to to download the stem files and read all the details.

Paul: ‘Waaktaar’ album ready after the summer

"More music is on the way", Paul says. (Picture by Jakob)

“More music is on the way”, Paul says.
(Picture by Jakob)

The first part of the Q&A with Paul was posted on today.

After the release of “Manmade Lake”, many fans have been wondering if we can expect a Waaktaar album at some point. And Paul can now confirm that he is indeed working on a full album:

“I’m working on an album to be released under “Waaktaar”. It should be ready shortly after the summer. Hopefully I’ll be able to upload some individual tracks long before that.”

He also provides some background info on “Manmade Lake”:

“It’s been a favorite of mine for a while. It was written around the overdriven guitar riff in the outro and I’ve been looking for a way to present it. The voice is run through a guitar amp which I thought strengthened the mood and related to the words, particularly in the second verse. Sort of like a ground-to-air type voice.”

Moreover, Paul mentions that he’s working on two additional albums, and that he’s hoping to include the song used in last year’s Scent of a Woman trailer on the next Savoy album.

Please visit to read the full Q&A.

Waaktaar: “Manmade Lake”


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Paul’s new song is called “Manmade Lake” and premiered on this afternoon. The song, which was originally recorded by a-ha in a different version during the Foot Of The Mountain sessions in 2008-09, is released as Waaktaar and marks the first time Paul releases something under his own name outside of Savoy.

“Manmade Lake” features a classic Waaktaar melody and production, similar to some of the material on the Savoy album (2004), with Paul on vocals. doesn’t have any more info about the song, but it sounds like Frode Unneland on the drums. The lyrics continue the theme of Paul’s fascination with astronomy and spaceflight. (Update: Frode tells Japanese site Bottomless Pit that he thinks Paul plays the drums himself on “Manmade Lake”.)

Listen to the song and read the lyrics on and Soundcloud!

Paul also has a new official page on Facebook.

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