Sony Music Entertainment and Trafalgar Releasing Announce Theatrical Debut of a-ha ‘True North’ – Sony Music

by | Jul 28, 2022 | Entertainment

Film to be released in select cinemas worldwide on September 15

Tickets on sale Thursday August 4 www.ahatruenorth.coma-ha’s New Studio Album True North out October 21Watch ‘True North’ teaser trailer hereWatch ‘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 a-ha’s forthcoming film True North, the accompaniment to their new studio album of the same title. True North will be released in select cinemas worldwide on September 15, with the album following on October 21. This film will also include a special behind-the-scenes featurette, exclusive to cinemas. Watch teaser trailer here.

The original idea for True North was for the Norwegian trio, formed of Morten Harket, Paul Waaktaar-Savoy and Magne Furuholmen, to record their first session in the wonderous studio location just 90km above the Arctic Circle then to film it. Eventually, the project expanded into more of a production, and they were joined by the talented Norwegian orchestra, Arctic Philharmonic. What spawned from these sessions is a magnificent album, and film to match, that 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,” says Furuholmen. 

In recurring vignettes, the multidimensional True North film follows this narrative arc through actors portraying life in the North as well as 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 long-time a-ha collaborator Stian Andersen at the helm as director: “It’s been an honourable assignment to direct the True North movie. It’s also been a great pleasure to write and create the narrative to match a-ha’s beautiful songs in this film.”

​​Since their worldwide breakthrough with ‘Take On Me’ in 1985, a-ha have continued to adapt and evolve. Now, with what is both their 11th studio album and t …

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