The first trailer has been released for Mystify, a new documentary capturing the life of the late INXS star Michael Hutchence. You can check it out below.
The film, which debuted to critical acclaim at the Tribeca Film Festival, examines the story of the Australian music icon and the events leading up to his untimely death in November 1997.
As well as featuring testimonies from some of Hutchence’s closest friends and family, the film also features previously unseen footage – providing a new glimpse at the singer’s life on and off stage.
“He was the complete package”, a voiceover from a close friend teases early on. “Everyone wanted a piece of him.”
The film also examines Hutchence’s relationships with the likes of Kylie Minogue – who herself features in the film.
“If you’re a sensual being, all of your senses need stimulation,” Minogue is heard to say in the new clip. “A lot of it was based around pleasure… let’s face it.”
The film also includes interviews with Bono, the surviving members of the band, Hutchence’s siblings Rhett and Tina, stepmother Susie and producer Nick Launay.
It was previously confirmed that the new documentary will air on BBC – with BBC Music’s head of commissioning Jan Young-Husband commenting: “Michael Hutchence was one of the most influential and charismatic rock stars of the modern era, and I’m delighted that this moving documentary will air on BBC2.” There is currently no transmission date scheduled for the film.
As uDiscover Music previously reported, the soundtrack to the film Mystify – A Musical Journey With Michael Hutchence will be released on 5 July 2019. The album features rare tracks, deep cuts and huge hits by Michael Hutchence and INXS and it will be available in a variety of formats including CD, double-disc vinyl, cassette and through digital formats.
The first single from the soundtrack – a solo recording of Michael Hutchence covering Eric Burdon & War’s funk/soul hit ‘Spill The Wine’, recently unearthed & remastered at Abbey Road Studios, London – is out now.
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