True North film

a-ha have released the first trailer for their new film, True North, a feature that will act as an accompaniment to their latest studio album of the same title.

True North will be released in select cinemas worldwide on Thursday 15 September, with the album following on Friday 21 October. This film will also include a special behind-the-scenes featurette, exclusive to cinemas.

Explains the band’s Magne Furuholmen: “True North is a letter from our home to the world. It was kind of inspirational to look at this as a performance inside a film, that would somehow have a narrative connected to what these songs were about.”

“First, we had the idea to record a studio session live,” says Waaktaar-Savoy about the origins of the movie. “Then, to film a studio session. That grew into more of a production with the Norwegian orchestra, the Arctic Philharmonic, who we have collaborated with.”

True North is produced by Aparent in conjunction with Sony Music Germany, Bodø2024 and Aker Horizons and distributed by Sony Music Entertainment’s Premium Content Division. The film is distributed theatrically worldwide by Trafalgar Releasing.

The True North film is out in select cinemas worldwide on 15 September 2022 via Trafalgar Releasing. Tickets are on sale now.