The film will be released in select cinemas around the world on September 15.
Tickets on sale Thursday, August 4 www.ahatrunorth.com
a-ha’s new studio album True North released on October 21
look Trailer “True North” here
look “I’m In” music video from ‘True North’
July 28, 2022 – Sony Music Entertainment Premium Content and Trafalgar Releasing today announced the release date for the next a-ha movie. True Northaccompaniment to their new studio album of the same title. True North will be released in select theaters worldwide on September 15, followed by the album on October 21. This film will also include a special behind-the-scenes featurette exclusive to theaters. Watch the trailer here.
The original idea of True North was for the Norwegian trio, formed by Morten Harket, Paul Waaktaar-Savoy and Magne Furuholmen, to record their first session in the marvelous studio located just 90 km above the Arctic Circle and then film it. Eventually, the project turned into more than one production, and they were joined by the talented Norwegian orchestra, Arctic Philharmonic. What emerged from these sessions is a beautiful album, and accompanying film, which details the band’s vision of a collective connection to the environment. “True North is a letter from a-ha, from the arctic circle, a poem from the far north of Norway”, said Furuholmen.
In recurring vignettes, the multidimensional True North The film follows this story arc through actors portraying life in the North and documenting the band recording music over two days in Bodø, Norway. This is a unique release from a-ha that embodies the spirit of their new songs, with longtime a-ha collaborator Stian Andersen at the helm as director:It was an honorable mission to make the movie True North. It was also a great pleasure to write and create the narrative to match the beautiful a-ha songs in this movie.
Since their worldwide breakthrough with “Take On Me” in 1985, a-ha has continued to adapt and evolve. Now, with what is both their 11th studio album and the documentation of its creation, a-ha has entered a new phase. “First we had the idea of recording a live studio session,” said Waaktaar-Savoie. “Then, to film a session in the studio. This turned into a production with the Norwegian orchestra, the Arctic Philharmonic, with whom we collaborated.
a-ha’s first offering from the upcoming album is single “I’m In,” and the deeply moving and inscrutable official music video is taken from the full-length feature. True North. Look here.
True North is the most revealing, personal and moving group. Never before has the spirit of a-ha been so exposed.
True North is produced by Aparent in collaboration with Sony Music Germany, Bodø2024 and Aker Horizons and distributed by the Premium Content division of Sony Music Entertainment. The film is theatrically distributed worldwide by Trafalgar Releasing.
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