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Earlier today, Base member Ulf Ekberg wrote the following on the band’s Facebook wall: “Amazing, after 3 years in the process, to finally hear “All for You” on the radio! What a relief!!!”
Musically, everything about this new Ace Of Base (now stylized as Ace.Of.Base) tune has all the hallmarks of an old Ace Of Base song—shimmering synths (think “Don’t Turn Around”), an infectious Euro-pop stomp (“Life Is A Flower”), lyrics reflecting a troubled relationship (“The Sign”) and quirky, hopeful phrasing like “sunny, sunny days” (a la “it’s a day for catching tan” from “All That She Wants” or “there’s so many things there that’s gonna lift you up” from “Beautiful Life”).
So does it matter that half of the band—i.e. the main vocal half—has been replaced? Or would it have been better if they had decided to carry on under a different name? (And, no—adding those dots doesn’t count.)