Widely regarded as true visionaries of both music and video technology, a-ha – who are vocalist Morten Harket,guitarist Pal Waaktaar-Savoy and keyboardist Magne Furuholmen – burst onto the global stage in 1985.
Their debut album Hunting High and Low, which featured the Number 1 hits Take on Me and The Sun Always Shines On TV, is widely regarded as one of the most important releases of the 1980s.
a-ha have gone on to release 10 studio and two live albums plus their highly acclaimed MTV Unplugged album. Take On Me, which has now been viewed 1.4 billion times on Youtube, has been repeatedly voted in MTV fans’ ‘Top 10 Best Music Videos’ of all time.
a-ha The Documentary, a film which follows the band over a period of four years, will be released in UK cinemas on May 27 to coincide with their series of UK arena shows.
The film charts the band’s rise to the zenith of their popularity and portrays the challenging creative and personal dynamics of a group of three strong individuals who achieved their dreams.
After their world tour, a-ha are not taking any time out. In October, True North is released. a-ha’s first collection of new songs since 2015’s I is more than a straightforward album – it’s 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 early November 2021 days in Bodø, the Norwegian city located 25km inside the Arctic Circle.
It has been completed with the Norwegian Arctic Philharmonic, a collaboration feeding into the approach taken for the Hollywood Bowl concert. Maybe, just maybe, some of the new songs will be performed with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra.
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