Music competition: Get dressed for success and win copy of first album of new era of 80s legends Roxette - The Leamington Observer

Music competition: Get dressed for success and win copy of first album of new era of 80s legends Roxette

Leamington Editorial 21st Oct, 2022   0

AN ERA is over. Another is born.

Friday, October 28 sees the release of Pop-Up Dynamo! from PG Roxette, the new era of Roxette as Per Gessle continues the adventure he and Marie Fredriksson began, over 35 years ago.

Together with members from the classic Roxette band and a sound echoing somewhere between “Look Sharp!” and “Joyride”; Gessle returns to the musical peak of his life with a new album, released on standard 140g black vinyl, 140g white gatefold vinyl accompanied by an 8-page booklet and exclusive photos, CD and digital.

June saw the release of the first single from the album ‘The Loneliest Girl In The World’ and the second single followed in September, titled “Walking On Air”.

Per explains: “Walking on Air” was the very first song written for “Pop-Up Dynamo!” I got a request to write something for the “Top Gun”-movie in the fall of 2019. So I wrote “WoA”.

For the new album, Per Gessle gathered the classic Roxette band – Jonas Isacsson, Clarence Öfwerman, Magnus Börjeson, Christoffer Lundquist, Helena Josefsson and Dea Norberg with the aim to make a classic Roxette record.

On the new album, Gessle says “When I started to write, my ambition was to try to create a sibling to “Look Sharp!” and “Joyride” – and that’s actually exactly how it sounds. I’ve wanted to create a modern production, but with the typical Roxette trademarks”.

The new album “Pop-Up Dynamo” by PG Roxette is out on Friday, October 28. Picture by Fredrik Etoall.

Per is joined by two other singers: Helena Josefsson and Dea Norberg. Both have been in the inner circle of Roxette for years.

“It’s impossible to replace Marie and that was never my intention.

“Our Roxette era was an unbelievable fantasy that we got to share together.

“I’m excited to be able to continue this journey, but in a different way.

“Needless to say that if Marie was still here, we’d be doing this together” says Gessle.

“I want to keep the legacy of Roxette alive.

I’ve written almost every song Roxette has recorded over the years and they mean the world to me.

“Hence, I feel this is the right decision. I’m so proud of this body of work and I love working with these people”.

The tracklist for the new album is as follows:-

1. Walking On Air

2. Me And You And Everything In Between

3. Headphones On

4. You Hurt The One You Love The Most

5. Watch Me Come Undone

6. The Craziest Thing

7. Debris

8. The Loneliest Girl In The World

9. Jezebel

10. My Chosen One (Featuring LÉON)

11. Walk Right In

You can win one of three copies of ‘Pop-Up Dynamo!’ by answering the following question:-

Which Roxette hit single features in the classic movie ‘Pretty Woman’?

Send your answers on email with ‘Roxette competition’ in the subject field to [email protected] by no later than noon on Friday, October 28.

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