Roxette

Per praises director Jonas Åkerlund


STOCKHOLM - In today's Aftonbladet Per praises the Swedish director Jonas Åkerlund. "Of all the big names we've worked with Jonas and Anton Corbijn are the best. It's not always easy to work with a friend, but with Jonas it has only helped."

  Per and Jonas met for the first time in 1992. Per wanted him to direct Roxette's "The Big L." video, but the first video Åkerlund directed for Roxette was "Fingertips '93" a year later.

  "Both Marie and I were fans of Jonas' wild but beautiful ideas. And after all, we were the only Swedish band with a budget to create such videos," Per says in Aftonbladet's interview. "He was - and is - an incredibly gifted person. Pleasant, but determined, professional, honest and just enough crazy. He has a good taste in music, a very personal taste in clothes and he's unbelievably creative."

  Last times Per and Jonas Åkerlund worked together were when Roxette's version of the song "Stupid" was played in Åkerlund's movie "Spun" and when Åkerlund provided art direction for Roxette's "Ballad Hits" and "Pop Hits" album covers.

This article was written for an earlier version of The Daily Roxette.
Technical errors may occur.

  ★ The author:
Visa Kopu


  ★ Publishing date:

September 7th, 2003


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