Savoy, unlike Waaktaar-Savoy's other band a-ha, has a certain down-to-earth indie rock approach and quality to their music. All songs are composed by Paul Waaktaar-Savoy and Lauren Savoy.
Savoy have achieved great critical success in Norway. They have been nominated for 3 Norwegian Grammy Awards (Spellemannprisen) and won two of them, in 2000 and 2002. Their most known hits include "Velvet" (also covered by a-ha), "Rain", "Star", "Grind You Down", "If You Won't Come to the Party" and "Whalebone" (from the soundtrack of the well-acclaimed Norwegian film Hawaii, Oslo). Savoy have sold a total of 200,000 albums