A new biography about Morten is currently in the works, an interview in UK’s Sunday Mercury newspaper revealed today:
Morten is currently working with writer Tom Bromley on his biography and says “It’s been very good, he’s a really nice guy and we have had some interesting sessions. He makes me remember things, makes me see things again”.
He chuckles: “I then read his interpretation of me and attack that and then resurrect it.”
The book does not have a title as yet, although Morten laughingly promises it will have one.
Tom Bromley has previously written books like The Encyclopeadia of Guilty Pleasures and The Weird and Wonderful World of One Hit Wonders, which makes him seem like an odd choice if this is supposed to be a serious biography. He has also written about a-ha in a chapter of his 2012 book Wired for Sound: Now That’s What I Call an Eighties Music Childhood.
On the other hand, Bromley was the one who gave Morten his copy of Maajid Nawaz’ Radical, which resulted in “Brother” being written. “It triggered something in me. It touched me. The guts that guy has, the balls of steel and capacity for depth. It spoke to me”, Morten says of Nawaz’ book.
Also, if you missed yesterday’s interview with Morten on BBC Radio Devon, it’s available on bbc.co.uk (starts at 23:10 mins) until April 19th.