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Monday 11 May 2020

Magne shares cover of 'Troubled Times' by Fountains of Wayne

On Friday, Magne posted a cover of the Fountains of Wayne song 'Troubled Times' on his Instagram account, as a tribute to the band and in memory of Adam Schlesinger, who died in early April due to complications brought on by COVID-19. Morten Qvenild recorded, played instruments and arranged the track.

In his post, Magne said, "to give you some visuals to accompany the song, i took a stroll through the forest yesterday and shot some film-footage and stills of the undeniable miracle of spring happening around us, and then got my son thomas to string it together..."

Magne then asked if any of his followers were interested in contributing video footage or photos to create a video for the song together:

"walking through the woods i realised what a soothing effect nature has had on me through these last couple of months, and it got me thinking: how about we all make a collage-video for this song - together!? it would be a kind of document of the troubled times we have experienced together apart. i could set up a website for uploading footage - and you could send me whatever you have found to symbolize this particular point in time...something hopeful for the future, something meaningful and/or important around you that has helped you cope. it could be a rather nice thing, no? well do let me know what you think."

Here is the post from Instagram, and if you have some input for Magne, be sure to post it in the comments. If you are not on Instagram, you are welcome to send your thoughts in an e-mail to info@a-ha.com.

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hey everyone, as a little treat for you i have recorded vocals for my version of troubled times, in collaboration with @mortenqvenild - a tribute to ‘the fountains of wayne’ and the loss of one of their songwriters, adam schlesinger, to the virus. i hope you like the final result. i like it a lot. what says i try to convince my record company to release this as a single?? hmm...do they still exist? (i mean singles, not the record company). well, if enough of you want me to, and say so, maybe i can convince them to do it. so vote with your fingers people! to give you some visuals to accompany the song, i took a stroll through the forest yesterday and shot some film-footage and stills of the undeniable miracle of spring happening around us, and then got my son thomas to string it together... walking through the woods i realised what a soothing effect nature has had on my through these last couple of months, and it got me thinking: how about we all make a collage-video for this song - together!? it would be a kind of document of the troubled times we have experienced together apart. i could set up a website for uploading footage - and you could send me whatever you have found to symbolize this particular point in time...something hopeful for the future, something meaningful and/or important around you that has helped you cope. it could be a rather nice thing, no? well do let me know what you think. and, in the mean time; enjoy the song and video!
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