a-ha (Image by Stian Andersen, courtesy of Trafalgar Releasing/Solters/Sony Music)
Friday, August 5, 2022, 4:20 p.m
Tickets go on sale in select theaters worldwide for the global event on Thursday, September 15
√ Book tickets and complete movie 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’, is out on October 21st
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 kind of inspiring to look at it as a performance in a movie that would somehow have a narrative related to what these songs are about.”
Sony Music Entertainment Premium Content and Trafalgar Releasing released on Thursday the official full trailer for a-ha’s upcoming film, “True North,” an accompaniment to their new studio album of the same title. “True North” will be released in select theaters worldwide on Thursday, September 15, with the album following on Friday, October 21. This film will also feature a behind-the-scenes special exclusive to theaters. Watch the official full trailer here.
A press release notes: “The original idea for ‘True North’ was for the Norwegian trio of Morten Harket, Paul Waaktaar-Savoy and Magne Furuholmen to record their first session in the wondrous location of a studio just 90km above the Arctic Circle, then to I’m taking a picture of it. Eventually, the project expanded into more of a production and they were joined by Norway’s talented Arctic Philharmonic Orchestra. What was born from these sessions is a magnificent album and a fitting film that details the band’s vision of a collective relationship with the environment.”
“‘True North’ is a letter from a-ha, 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)
The press release continues: “In repeated vignettes, the multi-dimensional film True North follows this narrative arc through actors portraying life in the North, as well as documenting the band recording music over two days in Budjo, 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.”
He said: “It was an honor to direct the film True North. It was also a great pleasure to write and create the narrative to match the beautiful a-ha songs in this film.”
Since their worldwide breakthrough with “Take On Me” in 1985, a-ha have continued to adapt and evolve. Now, with their 11th studio album and the documentation of its making, a-ha have entered a new phase.
“First, we had the idea to record a live studio session,” Waaktaar-Savoy said. “Then to film a studio session. It grew into more of a production with the Norwegian orchestra, the Arctic Philharmonic, which we collaborated with.”
The press release states: “True North is the band at their most revealing, most personal and most impactful. Never before has the spirit of a-ha been so exposed.”
“True North” was produced by Apparent in association with Sony Music Germany, Bodø2024 and Aker Horizons and distributed by the premium content division of Sony Music Entertainment. The film is distributed theatrically worldwide by Trafalgar Releasing.
True North is released in select theaters worldwide on September 15 via Trafalgar Releasing. It will be shown locally at the North Park Theatre, 1428 Hertel Ave., Buffalo.