Lasse Bengtsson on Swedish TV4 has produced a 23 minute segment with lots of live footage which aired on TV4 today. These are the main points:
Why a Roxette come back Marie?
Marie: – Why not??How do you feel?
Marie: – Damned great.
Per, another tour?
Per: – Yes, it's amazing to be on tour again. There's absolutely nothing negative about this.
Did you believe you'd be together like this again?
Marie: – Yep.Per: – Well… I never wanted to ask myself that question. It was always up to Marie. And I'm amazed it goes so well.
Are you serious Marie?
Marie: – Roxette? Yes. It was self evident to me. My sickness came as a bomb, but that was a loooong time ago. Roxette's fans have been amazing all through this.
Per: – She's missed this, I can tell. You've always been a stage artist, even though you've been great in the studio too lately, ha ha!
What's the difference?
Per: – Now the fans are crying mostly, a lot of scenes out there.
Per: We've recorded 14-15 songs, chosen keys, direction and stuff. Plus we're killing time.Marie: The songs are "totally amazing". When I've heard Per's demos for this album I was totally blown away.Per: She's such a fan you know!Per: The recordings sound great. We're sticking to our Roxette sound, but hopefully updating it so it feels relevant to us and preferably others… It's my songs and Marie's voice, as always.
Any differences between the classic Roxette songs and these new ones?
Marie: – My voice is lower now.Per: – Ha ha, no but we have our style, it's sort of how you dress your Christmas tree you know?
Per: – A fifth US #1 wouldn't hurt!So, what's this leading up to? Is this a test for the future?
Per: – Yes definitely. There's a huge possibility for a new album, then we'll see. It's a huge step for a real Roxette concert. It's up to Marie. A huge step.Marie: – I really hope there will be a "creme de la creme" tour sometime. We'll see. We have so many wonderful songs to choose from. We have so much more to give.
How was the gig?
Marie: – Fantastic! Best one so far. Everything clicked.Pelle goofs around with Marie so Per can't hear the question.Per: – What was the question?? It was good, Marie was excellent.
How does this predict the future?
Per: Ha ha, we have 25 concerts left, let's do those first. But let's say we have a very good time at work!
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