The legend of all ‘Aha’ and the ancestor of K-pop The history of synthpop

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If you look at the hit songs of K-pop stars who are currently the trend of global pop, there are many songs of the style that you have heard a lot.

Hyundai K-Pop is leading the global music market by using a new word called “New Retro” in harmony with synth-pop, funky, R&B, electronic pop, new wave, psychedelic, glam rock, and disco.

The ancestor of modern K-pop in Europe.

These genres started in Europe in the 1970s and 1980s and swept the North American and Asian markets. In terms of country, the UK is the leader.

David Bowie, T-Rex, Duran Duran, Yaju, Yuri Smix, Human League, KC&The Sunshine Band in the US, Desires of France, etc. Numerous brands that dominated the 80s, such as David Bowie, T-Rex, Duran Duran, influenced K-Pop, which is difficult to list.

Then, in 1985, a synth-pop band from Norway appeared, which dominated the Billboard charts quickly through two arrangements and MV productions, and drew attention with its unisex fashion. It is ‘A-HA.’ They were once used as Walkman trademarks by domestic IT companies.

Aha’s ‘Take On Me’ is a fantasy short film with a running time of 4 minutes by mixing animation and live-action footage.

It is a revolutionary music video with romantic yet sci-fi elements at the time. Aha’s ‘Take on Me’ is so unique that it is difficult to find similar videos before and after.

But actually, ‘Take on Me’ wasn’t the kind of music we knew from the beginning. Warner Music’s creative director Jeff Ayeroff as the midwife packaged it nicely and made it into a masterpiece.

With him as the center, famous producer Alan Thani was in charge of new recording and editing. In 1981, animators Mike Patterson and Steve Baron, who received attention for their short animation ‘Commuter,’ joined as music video directors. The more sophisticated ‘Take on Me’ was released. Was born.

Documentary movie ‘Aha: Take on Me’ scheduled to be released in September

The documentary ‘A-Ha: Take On Me,’ scheduled to be released in September, does not contain everything listed above. However, it deals with the birth and growth of ‘Aha,’ a trio band from Norway that was once as popular as BTS in Japan, Asia, Europe, North, South America, and Korea. I am also looking forward to the performance stage at that time.

Edited and filmed by two directors, Ashley Holm and Thomas Robsam, this work will show the pop myths that Aha, a role model for K-Pop, Coldplay, and The Weeknd, shared one stitch at a time.

‘A-Ha: Take On Me,’ imported/distributed by Contents, a movie company, is suitable for viewers aged 12 and over and has a running time of 108 minutes. In particular, this work depicts the live stage and appearance of a legendary band that provided the most critical issue in K-pop history. There is room for further discussion in the future because it is an immortal legend that deserves it.

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