A new documentary about INXS frontman Michael Hutchence will feature two previously unheard recordings from the late artist.
The documentary, titled Mystify after the band’s hit song, will premiere at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival in April.
Petrol Records said in a statement that the doco will “showcase the musical talents of Michael’s song writing and velvet lyrics.”
INXS’ brand manager Chris Murphy added there will be “many insights revealed about Michael’s life and his music.”
Murphy, who managed the band from 1979 to 1995, said INXS’ “legacy is growing every day.”
“A new generation of fans from around the world are discovering INXS through streaming.
“We are entering an exciting period of rediscovery of their legacy and a reassessment of their place in music history.”
The never-before heard covers will join a number of INXS classics in the documentary.
“Movies like Bohemian Rhapsody and A Star is Born reminds us of the extraordinary contributions that are made to popular culture when movies and music are creatively intertwined,” Murphy said. “I am proud to say Mystify will be another great example.”
Mystify is directed by Richard Lowenstein who is behind a number of the band’s music videos.
With the film industry currently (and aggressively) inspired by legendary musical figures, fans can expect a number of biopics in the coming years. Céline Dion will be the subject of not one, but two films, there will be a movie about David Bowie called Stardust, and the forthcoming biopic Rocketman – about Sir Elton John – is slated for release this May.Source: Music Feeds
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