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BEING WITH YOU. Video out now on YouTube. Have a great weekend y'all! /P.


Per Gessle - Being With You (Official Video)

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An interview with Per Gessle about songwriting, from Germany! 🎶 /PP Read it here: https://www.laut.de/Per-Gessle/Interviews/Popmusik-bedeutet-heute-nicht-mehr-viel-07-09-2018-1610 Part of it in English: laut.de: - Is there a fundamental difference between singing pop music in Swedish and in English? PG: - I think there are big differences. Traditionally, when you are my age, you are growing up with English-language music - the music of the '60s and '70s. English is more musical, Swedish is harder when it comes to consonants and pronunciation. But there is this other aspect as well: for me as a Swedish native speaker it is of course more difficult to write in English than in Swedish. Of course it also depends on what the text is about. But if it gets very personal, I can dig much deeper in Swedish. I can put things much more precisely to the point. The texts on "Small Town Talk" had their origin in Swedish, then they were translated into English. I couldn't translate six of the texts into English, I had written them in Swedish precisely, but needed someone else to translate them. This is a typical problem: if you put a line of text to the point, you can't translate it. laut.de: - You would have to start from scratch again. PG: - Yes exactly. And that's impossible: you can’t start again. One would have to do everything again, write from a different angle. That is too difficult. The same goes for music: if you have the best verse in the world but you can't think of a chorus, then it's best to look for someone else and ask him to help with the chorus. If you're stuck, you're stuck, that's the way it is. That's why you leave so many songs somewhere, at least that's what my work is all about. You make mistakes and they are irreplaceable. You have to leave things behind and perhaps return after a few years. laut.de: - As a songwriter you build on strong melodies and choruses. When you write the music, do you already have the language in mind? Or do you sing fantasy lyrics and nonsense lyrics to get on the hookline? PG: - Many do it that way. I have a publishing company with some songwriters and many send demos with nonsense lyrics just to demonstrate the song. I don't do that, I almost always have a project in my head. I need an intention behind it. I'm not the guy sitting behind the piano for six hours a day to see what comes out of it. I had the idea of going to Nashville with acoustic songs - to see what they sound like when I play them with Nashville session musicians. That was the idea: it should also be in Swedish. Then I simply wrote and wrote, for this purpose. I know early in which language I want to sing and which project it will be.

YEA! ALBUM RELEASE TODAY! Double vinyl album? CD with booklet? Or listen to it on your favourite streaming service! The vinyl smells the best! /P.


The brand new video is on line..!


Exklusive Video-Weltpremiere von Roxette-Star

Roxette zählt seit den 80ern zum erfolgreichsten Pop-Duo aller Zeiten. Per Gessle startet jetzt mit seinem Album 'Small Town Talk' solo durch. Sehen Sie hier die exklusive Weltpremiere zum neuen Song 'Being With You'.

The brand new video is on line..!


Exklusive Video-Weltpremiere von Roxette-Star

Roxette zählt seit den 80ern zum erfolgreichsten Pop-Duo aller Zeiten. Per Gessle startet jetzt mit seinem Album 'Small Town Talk' solo durch. Sehen Sie hier die exklusive Weltpremiere zum neuen Song 'Being With You'.

Stevo analyzes Small Town Talk, or rather the nexus of the three albums.


"It Came Too Fast"... but perhaps not soon enough?

It's taken a long, very long time, but finally, we have been exposed to a different side of Per Gessle.

A new video is out...


Per Gessle - Being With You (Official Video)

Per Gessle "Being With You" (Official Video) (C) Elevator Entertainment AB under exclusive license to BMG Rights Management GmbH Follow Per Gessle: Website h...


“It Came Too Fast”… but perhaps not soon enough?

It's taken a long, very long time, but finally, we have been exposed to a different side of Per Gessle.  Read the full story...


Listen to Per Gessle's new album "Small Town Talk". Deezer: https://www.deezer.com/album/72279382 Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/music/album?id=Blececggmvoqyqvhw6jdevj63ua iTunes: https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/album/small-town-talk/1408613837


Per Gessle: Small Town Talk - Music Streaming - Listen on Deezer

Small Town Talk by Per Gessle - Year of production 2018


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One more Per Gessle interview from Austria. Mr. G talks about his career, songwriting, Roxette, Marie, the tour and his new solo album, "Small Town Talk". Practice your German! ;) /PP Read the interview here: https://www.krone.at/1765249 Part of it in English: krone.at: - Marie has always been considered being a strong, chaotic person and you a meticulously organized worker. Was that the special magic of your artistic relationship? PG: - We were always really very different people and that was probably it. We complemented each other. I always say that my songs got so much better when Marie sang them and Clarence produced them. Before Roxette I was always missing the groove in my songs. Clarence has equipped the songs with more funk so he has changed the arrangements significantly. He did not change my style, but the result. When I realized that Marie had such a powerful voice, I was just happy. On our debut album "Pearls Of Passion" there was the first song "Soul Deep" - with her voice it sounded completely different. So much better. It was like writing a brand new song because when I sang it, it just sounded too ordinary. On the other hand, what Marie liked about me is that I could build the foundation for her. She and her then boyfriend couldn't write such songs. I made the material and she finished it. That was the main part of our magic. krone.at: - Are you still in regular contact with her today? PG: - Of course we are always in contact. We talk very often. She had her 60th birthday at the end of May. She lives with her family now very withdrawn and of course I fully understand that.

Another Per album is out! Read about it here!


Small Town Talk - the review

Well, what can be said about this album. The sleeve is nice with a shot of Per, in a Stetson in front of a DeSoto, taken by Anton Corbijn in Nashville last year.


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"10 things you (maybe) didn't know about Per Gessle and Roxette" in Rockefeller Oslo's autumn program. Pages with PG: 12 & 32. /PP Program booklet: https://issuu.com/rockefelleroslo/docs/h_stprogram_2018_web?e=9198536/64138384 Get your tickets for the Per Gessle's Roxette tour here: http://roxetteblog.com/pgs-roxette-2018/ Thanx for the hint, Evgeny Perekopskiy!

The Expanded Gyllene Tider 1983.


Gyllene Tider - Break Another Heart (live 1983)

Live on Måndagsbörsen 1983. For more info: www.gyllenetider.com

Per Gessle

Small Town Talk (CD, LP)