The Age of Aqua: It seems appropriate that we’re seeing the return of Danish Europe band Aqua at the same time that the Barbie movie has been released. It was they, after all, that had a hit with the quirky, catchy and gloriously silly “Barbie Girl.” “Come on Barbie, let’s go party!” Indeed.
Last year, Aqua celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Aquarium! album which featured that “Barbie Girl” smash hit single.
“The story of Aqua is the story of a unique moment in Danish music history,” reads the press bio. “Behind the hit-making band are lead vocals Rene Dif, Norwegian-born Lene Nystrøm, and producers Søren Rasted and Claus Noreen. They got together in 1994 under the name ‘Joyspeed.’ Luckily, they quickly changed their name to the iconic Aqua before the release of ‘Aquarium’, which sold more than 17 million copies worldwide and made everyone familiar with the four group members. As Lene Nystrøm puts it herself: “With the release of our debut album, we had six major hit singles and experienced great success around the world”. Not only did Aqua gain attention for their iconic songs, but their cartoonish universe, which often consisted of blue hair, spikes, and wild outfits, also gained attention.”
Now “Barbie Girl” has received a brand new remix from Tiësto, as well as a new version by Nicki Minaj and Ice Spice.
The Age of Aqua: The event takes place at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 6 at the Belasco.
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