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When I heard the track, I went ballistic because I knew I could sing it. It comes from the ’80s! That’s where I have my big hits, it’s the music I organically love.

Published on Tuesday, David Hasselhoff  in this comprehensive interview for Billboard tells the story behind recording Jörgen’s True Survivor, the theme song for the upcoming Swedish short film Kung Fury to compete in Cannes next month.

Hasselhoff continues:
So I flew to Sweden and got into the studio with one of these writers and heard the track and I thought, ”Wow, this is terrific.” It’s definitely a throwback to those Kenny Loggins ’80s tracks that I love.

The guy who wrote this, Jorgen Elofsson, is awesome. His track record is sick. From Kelly Clarkson’s ”Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” to songs with Celine Dion. I kept looking at his wall going, ”Boy, am I with one of the master writers of all time.”

When I heard the track, I went ballistic because I knew I could sing it. It comes from the ’80s! That’s where I have my big hits, it’s the music I organically love. It was the days of Queen, Prince, and Michael Jackson’s heyday.

Thanks for all your kind words, David! /Jörgen

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Cannes Film Festival’s sidebar, The Directors’ Fortnight, selects Swedish “Kung Fury” for the short films section. The theme song is co-written by Jörgen.

Already becoming a viral success with its first trailer, the upcoming 30 minute action comedy Kung Fury, an homage to the 1980′s martial art and police action films, is created by the Swedish director David Sandberg.

True Survivor, the theme song, is written by Jörgen and synthwave producer Mitch Murder. It was recorded in September 2014 in Jörgen’s music studio just outside Stockholm.

The film’s trailer, starring David Hasselhoff, includes explosions, gun fire, a white Lamborghini Countach as well as Hasselhoff riding a Tyrannosaurus Rex together with the main character Kung Fury, played by the director David Sandberg.

About Kung Fury

After spending $5,000 producing the initial film trailer back in 2012, Sandberg in December 2013 decided to turn to Kickstarter for crowdfunding. Closing the campain a month later, on January 25 2014, the director had raised more than $630,000.

On Tuesday it became official that Kung Fury will compete in La Quinzaine des Réalisateurs, also known as The Directors’ Fortnight, a sidebar of the annual Cannes Film Festival held from 13 to 24 May.

World premiere of the film is set for May 28 on YouTube, on Swedish Television
SVT Channel 2 and SVT Play.

Kung Fury – External links

Official website >>
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IMDb >>