A majestic new film and music from one of the world's most iconic bands!
True North is a letter from a-ha, from the Arctic Circle, a poem from the far north of Norway with new music, says Magne Furuholmen of a-ha’s first collection of new songs since 2015’s "Cast in Steel".
This is different, more than a straightforward album – unique for a-ha. True North is a new album, but it is also a film capturing a-ha while recording the songs over two days in November 2021, in Bodø, the Norwegian city located 25 km inside the Arctic Circle, and recorded with the Norwegian orchestra, Arctic Philharmonic.
Between 10 studio albums, several compilations and 4 live albums, a-ha has sold over 100 million records worldwide. The music video for the song Take On Me is considered to be one of the most distinctive music videos from the 1980s and in 2020, the music video reached 1 billion views on YouTube, becoming one of only 4 songs from the entire 20th century to achieve this elusive mark.
Cellist Bernt Simen Lund from Arctic Philharmonic will be there to introduce the film.
Stian Andersen is a Norwegian director and photographer. He's directed music videos for major Norwegian artists such as Karpe, Highasakite, Kvelertak and Susanne Sundfør. He made his feature film debut in 2015 with Backstreet Girls: Return to Muotathal, a documentary about the Norwegian hard rock band. Ahead of their collaboration on True North, Andersen had been a-ha's tour photographer over many years.
2015 Backstreet Girls: Return to Muotathal
|Country:||United Kingdom, Norway|
|Run time:||1h 12m|
|Cast:||Magne Furuholmen, Morten Harket, Paul Waaktar-Savoy|