Sony Music Entertainment and Trafalgar Releasing Share Official Full Trailer for a-ha ‘True North’

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a-ha (Image by Stian Andersen, courtesy of Trafalgar Releasing/Solters/Sony Music)

Fri, August 5, 2022 4:20 p.m.

Tickets on sale for select cinemas worldwide for the global event on Thursday, September 15

√ Book tickets and complete cinema information at www.ahatruenorth.com

√ Watch the official full trailer at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6N86jQpcjIM

√ a-ha’s new studio album “True North” will be released on October 21

In the official full trailer, we hear a-ha’s Magne Furuholmen explain, “’True North’ is a letter from our home to the world. It was quite inspiring to see this as a performance inside a film that would somehow have a narrative connected to what these songs were about.

Sony Music Entertainment Premium Content and Trafalgar Releasing on Thursday released the official full trailer for a-ha’s upcoming film, “True North,” the accompaniment to their new studio album of the same title. “True North” will be released in select theaters worldwide on Thursday, September 15, followed by the album on Friday, October 21. This film will also include a special behind-the-scenes featurette, exclusive to theaters. Watch the full official trailer here.

A press release noted: “The original idea for ‘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 just 90 km away. above the Arctic Circle and then to 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 an a-ha letter, from the Arctic Circle, a poem from the far north of Norway,” Furuholmen said.

a-ha, “True North” (Image courtesy of Trafalgar Releasing/Solters/Sony Music)

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The press release continued, “In recurring vignettes, the multi-dimensional film ‘True North’ 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 producer.

He said, “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 came up with the idea of ​​recording a live studio session,” Waaktaar-Savoy said. “Then, to film a session in the studio. This turned into a production with the Norwegian orchestra, the Arctic Philharmonic, with whom we collaborated.

The press release read, “’True North’ is the most revealing, personal and moving band. 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 Sony Music Entertainment’s Premium Content division. The film is theatrically distributed worldwide by Trafalgar Releasing.

The film “True North” was released in select cinemas worldwide on September 15 via Trafalgar Releasing. It will be presented locally at the North Park Theater, 1428 Hertel Ave., Buffalo.

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