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A-ha Return With ‘I’m In’ From New LP: Look + Listen

Seven years since their last release, A-ha return with ‘I’m In,’ the new single from their upcoming album, ‘True North.’

Famous for the their global 1985 hit, ‘Take On Me,’ the Norwegian synth-pop legends’ Magne Furuholmen, Morten Harket and Paul Waaktaar-Savoy present their long-awaited follow-up to 2015’s ‘Cast in Steel’.

Along with the new recording, A-ha produced a film of the band recording the songs last year in Bodø, the Norwegian city located 90km above the Arctic Circle.

About the new release Waaktaar-Savoy said: “With every album we tweak it, to see if there’s a different way to go about it.”

Concerning the single’s poignant message Furuholmen stated that it’s “a song about total commitment and a show of support for someone who is troubled. Real commitment is a leap of faith. Everyone knows how difficult it can be to offer commitment and support unconditionally, but this is what it takes to make anything worthwhile happen – love, friendship, change, self-improvement, careers, a better world. Easier said than done of course but it begins with an attitude, then uttering the words. After this it is all hard work to realise whatever potential your commitment has in the world. Without this attitude everything just gets bogged down with conflicting thoughts, doubts and fear. Just say it: ‘I’m in’.”

The musical trio worked with the Arctic Philharmonic on the tracks, and the orchestra appears in the film with Paul adding “First, we had the idea to record a studio session live. 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.”

Magne mention: “‘True North’ is a letter from a-ha, from the Arctic Circle, a poem from the far north of Norway with new music.”

The film will be released in select cinemas in late summer and pre-ordering ‘True North’ the album can be done via

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Author: Al Denté

Photo: Helen Dearnley