A*Base’s “Never Gonna Say I’m Sorry”: Listen To A Clip Of The Teenage Ace Of Base Tribute Band’s Cover

Robbie Daw | November 11, 2014 10:03 am

There is finally a light at the end of the dark and barren 2014 Pop Music Drought tunnel: a teenage Ace Of Base tribute act out of Sweden (where else?) called A*Base will release their debut single “Never Gonna Say I’m Sorry” worldwide this Friday (November 14). Yes, you read every word above correctly…basically, what A*Teens were to ABBA in the late ’90s and early ’00s, A*Base are to Ace Of Base.

A press release states that A*Base “is a pop music group from Stockholm, Sweden, formed by Ari Letennen & Martin Orrenbrink in 2012,” and that the quartet, whose ages range from 15 to 17, began recording their debut LP Happy Generation two years ago. Ace Of Base’s debut album was called Happy Nation upon its European release in 1992 (though retitled The Sign for America), so you see where this is going…

Interestingly, A*Base aren’t launching out of the gate with one of the most obvious Ace Of Base song choices, like, say for instance, “All That She Wants,” “The Sign,” “Don’t Turn Around” or “Beautiful Life”; rather, they’ll make their debut with “Never Gonna Say I’m Sorry,” which was originally the third single released off AOB’s 1995 sophomore album The Bridge.

Here’s a minute-long clip of A*Base’s rendition of “Never Gonna Say I’m Sorry”:

And here’s Ace Of Base’s original:

Are you on board with A*Base’s forthcoming batch of Ace Of Base covers?

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