A-Ha’s Sun Always Shines on Hollywood: This is fascinating. Norwegian ‘80s pop icons A-Ha team up with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra to add a symphonic twist to classic tunes such as “Take On Me” and “The Sun Always Shines on TV.”

This month saw the release of new single “I’m In,” and the album True North will be released in October.

According to the press release, “The elegiac, soaring “I’m In” opens True North. “Breathe in, Just breathe, There are times, Good times after these” sings Morten Harket at his most emotive. With this single, Magne Furuholmen, Morten and Paul Waaktaar-Savoy open a new phase for a-ha. Since their world-wide breakthrough with “Take On Me” in 1985, they have always pushed forwards. For True North, a-ha decided on a new approach. Their first collection of new songs since 2015’s Cast In Steel is more than a straightforward album – and unique for a-ha. While True North is a new album, it is also a film capturing a-ha recording the songs during November 2021 in Bodø, the Norwegian city located 90km above the Arctic Circle. ‘With every album we tweak it, to see if there’s a different way to go about it,’ explains Paul.”

New songs or old, it’ll be great to see A-Ha up in the Hollywood Bowl.

A-Ha’s Sun Always Shines on Hollywood: The event takes place at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 31 at the Hollywood Bowl.

 

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