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HEY HEY IT'S SATURDAY. LOOKS LIKE YOU LIKE THE NEW VIDEO FOR IJH. YEA? /P.

So it's been a few days now and judging by your comments on the TDR website, various social media groups and your comments on our Facebook page, it seems that the "It Just Happens" video is a winner! Majority of fans are in agreement and have reacted overwhelmingly positive to it! :)


Roxette – It Just Happens (Official Music Video)

“It Just Happens” is the first single from the brand new Roxette album “Good Karma” out June 3rd 2016. Listen to “It Just Happens”: https://lnk.to/ItJustHapp...

Happy daze are here again! Have a great weekend y'all! /P.


Roxette - Chances

Music video by Roxette performing Chances.

Flashback Friday #fbf. Gyllene Tider 1979 (possibly 1980)! Such funny chaps... ;)


Timeline Photos

Only two weeks are left until "Good Karma" will be released. Below you can find a teaser about the forthcoming album: "On July 8 1986 a newly formed pop duo called Roxette released their debut single ”Neverending Love”, kicking off a pop circus rarely to be repeated. 30 years later the band can look back on a career that has resulted in four US #1 singles, more Top 10 hits than we can mention here, a staggering 75 million records sold and numerous world tours that has given them diehard fans all over the globe. But despite having earned the right to look back on three decades of success, Roxette still looks straight into the future - for example by joining forces with innovative Swedish producer duo Addeboy vs Cliff. ”Good Karma”- Roxette’s tenth studio album since their debut ”Pearls Of Passion” in 1986 - is their third album since they came back on the scene in 2009, following seven long years of inactivity while Marie Fredriksson successfully defeated an almost fatal brain tumour. And once again she gets the chance to show why “Roxers” all over the world gets misty-eyed whenever she sings. Comparing with its immediate predecessors ”Charm School” (2011) and ”Travelling” (2012), ”Good Karma” is a more coherent album with all the songs being written specifically for this album. - ”Charm School” was a way for us to see what we could do after the long break. And “Travelling” was a tour album of sorts, where we wanted to capture the feeling of a band on the road. In both cases the result was a mix of new material and stuff I dug up from the vault, Roxette’s chief songwriter Per Gessle says. - But ”Good Karma” was a different project from the start, with the goal being to make an updated album while at the same time leaning against a classic Roxette tradition. That’s why all the songs were written especially for this album. And listening to it, it’s pretty obvious that it’s is a more coherent production. Which means that ”Good Karma” sounds like a solid Roxette album with a mix of ballads giving Marie the opportunity to shine, while Gessle lets his raspberry flavoured bubblegum hits pop up when given the chance. But this time a large portion of the material is also treated to a slight electronic chock in the process. Unexpected cooperations - This is mostly due to the new constellation of producers. Ever since Roxette started, Clarence Öfwerman has been the group’s keyboardist and main producer, adding his flavour with the kind of melodic piano figures that gives many of the group’s biggest hits their special character. Together with the multitalented Christoffer Lundqvist (who besides programming and mixing also plays numerous instruments), Öfwerman forms Roxette’s core producing team since the late 90’s. Now add Swedish producer duo Addeboy vs Cliff, who has coproduced four songs and co-written three, and you’ve got an interesting setup of different musical backgrounds and methods. - The interesting thing in the cooperation with producers and songwriters that are much younger than us is that we complement each other by thinking quite different, Per Gessle says. - In Roxette we’ve always been very keen on fine-tuning a lot of details in the music; small things that could be added in the second verse only, a flow of details to spice up the overall sound and make a song more interesting to listen to as you discover new things. - But that’s not the way you produce contemporary electronic pop and dance music, so there was an interesting mix of cultures to start with. And together we created a nice hybrid that has made quite an impact on our sound. The recharged atmosphere is notable already in the album’s opening track ”Why Dontcha?”, a fast-talking power popster driven by Per’s acoustic guitar, a primitive drum machine and Christoffer Lundqvist’s debut as a honking saxophone player. The first single ”It Just Happens” follows, a melodic ballad with Marie Fredriksson and Per Gessle trading vocals in classic Roxette manner. The band keeps digging in its musical past with the album’s title track, a restrained power rocker with Marie on lead vocals while frail piano figures meets the most out-and-out rock guitar sound since 1989. - Nobody does things like that anymore, smiles Per Gessle. That’s why you can’t resist doing it. The playfulness continues one ”This One”, equipped with a chorus that sticks in your memory in a way that explains why Roxette are still on radio playlists all over the world. Pop sensibility might be the word. And it feels as present now as on ”Pearls Of Passion” 30 years ago. Roxette’s tenth album offers eleven varied songs, where you never really can guess what’s up next. For example, the two Addeboy vs Cliff-cooperations ”You Make It Sound So Simple” and ”From A Distance” wraps up Per’s and Marie’s voices in an atmospheric electronic universe that feels new and familiar at the same time. And while ”Some Other Summer” is elbowing it’s way ahead with all the self confidence of a natural summer pop hit, ”Why Don’t You Bring Me Flowers?” peels off almost every musical layer until only Marie’s melancholic voice and yet another one of these haunting Roxette melodies remains. Addeboy vs Cliff returns in the album’s possibly most extreme experiment, the pattering electronic popster ”20 BPM”, before the closing ”April Clouds” looks inwards again. With the final lyric line ”I wish you the best” Marie Fredriksson wraps up a comeback album that definitely is here and now. And if Marie Fredriksson is to be believed, “Good Karma” is the best album Roxette has made. So far."

"It Just Happens" on Australia's TODAY breakfast programme. The Roxette news report is about 40 seconds after the clip starts :) https://www.9now.com.au/today/2016/clip-cioewi40n002e0lo0570ki8o2

Per Gessle’s Top9 songs sung by John Lennon

The penultimate part of Swedish Radio’s Per Gessle podcast is about Per’s favourite Beatles songs sung by John Lennon. PG thinks this is probably one of the best lists he has ever put together. Mr. G says he is a big Paul McCartney fan, but he always loved John Lennon’s voice. He thinks Lennon had […]


It Just Happens – official video out now!

The official music video for "It Just Happens" is out now. Check it out! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yf0ehfmyz6A/Team Rox

#tbt Rock Runt Riket Gävle, Sweden, August 1987.


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Vote for Roxette and Roxers!

Nomination period started for this year’s Rockbjörnen (music prize awarded by Aftonbladet annually). Last year Aftonbladet introduced a drop down menu for those who find it hard to nominate a band …

The Video!


"It Just Happens": The Video

Roxette return with their best music video in over 15 years!


“It Just Happens”: The Video

Roxette return with their best music video in over 15 years! Read the full story...

The music video of "It Just Happens"!


Roxette – It Just Happens (Official Music Video)

“It Just Happens” is the first single from the brand new Roxette album “Good Karma” out June 3rd 2016. Listen to “It Just Happens”: https://lnk.to/ItJustHapp...

It Just Happens – official video out now!


Roxette – It Just Happens (Official Music Video)

“It Just Happens” is the first single from the brand new Roxette album “Good Karma” out June 3rd 2016. Listen to “It Just Happens”: https://lnk.to/ItJustHapp...

Here's something totally irrelevant. Still. Soon more. Watch this place. http://www.lundqvistblommor.se

Detaljerad karta. Navigering med vägbeskrivning, sevärdheter över hela sverige med hitta.se.

Don't forget the yummy past! /P.


The Roxette Diaries (trailer)

Den efterlängtade dokumentären om ett av tidernas största band! På DVD 7 mars 2016

So, dear friends. The videoclip for It Just Happens is finally done! Who's in a hurry? /P.

Full page advertisement of 'Good Karma' on the back cover of the music magazine Classic Pop.


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Vote for Roxette and Roxers!

Nomination period started for this year’s Rockbjörnen (music prize awarded by Aftonbladet annually). Last year Aftonbladet introduced a drop down menu for those who find it hard to nominate a band / artist / etc. by themselves and if you check it, you can see they still have Roxette on the list for the bands […]

The US loves Roxette...


Lysol with Hydrogen Peroxide TV Spot, 'Break Up' Song by Roxette

A woman cleaning her kitchen moves aside her bottle of surface cleaner with bleach, now that she has an alternative option to use. Lysol with Hydrogen Peroxide is a bleach-free surface cleaner which may be as effective as cleaners with bleach.


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Having fun in Barca!

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Barca. Good ole Kimi. Still going strong! /P.


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THE SUNDAY TREAT. Hope the sun is shinin' on y'all! /P.


Roxette - A Thing About You

Music video by Roxette performing A Thing About You.

Formula One in Barcelona. Magnus Ericsson is a fab driver. Good luck for tomorrow! /P.


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Per Gessle’s corporate gig in Stockholm

Last night (12th May) Per did a corporate show for the same company (DLF) as Gyllene Tider played for in April 2014. The venue was the same, Berns in Stockholm. The company held its annual meeting and Per appeared on stage together with Pelle, Clarence, Christoffer, Magnus and Helena. Among other songs they performed Dangerous, […]

Forgot this big day that happened two days ago! Thanx RoxBlog for keeping track! /P.


RoxetteBlog.com

Today 25 years ago #Roxette reached their 4th No. 1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 with Joyride. Still going strong! ✌ What’s your fave line from the song, Joyriders? /PP Stills are from the official video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCorJG9mubk


RoxetteBlog.com

Warner Music Germany runs a #Roxette contest. 3 winners (living in Germany, Austria or Switzerland) will be picked to win a signed (by Per) copy of Good Karma and The 30 Biggest Hits XXX album (not signed). Deadline to enter the contest and reply to a very simple question is 3rd June. See details at the link below! /PP http://www.warnermusic.de/gewinnspiele/2016/gewinne-1-von-3-exklusiven-fan-paketen-0

And another video has surfaced - Tycker om när du tar på mig, one of Per Gessle's favourite songs was also performed at the corporate gig at Berns in Stockholm yesterday!


Per Gessle - Tycker om när du tar på mig

Performed at Berns, Stockholm 12 May 2016