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Roxette to release new single: “Let Your Heart Dance With Me” out on Oct. 2!


2020 is not that bad after all!

Previously unreleased Roxette single ”Let Your Heart Dance With Me”, one of the last recordings Roxette ever did to be released 9th October, 2020. The digital release will be Oct 2!
Thanks to songwriter Per Gessle’s prolific flow of tunes, classic Swedish pop group Roxette always had a surplus of material to choose between for their albums. Many of these leftover songs were actually strong contenders for inclusion, and their quality has made them loved among fans when they’ve popped up as bonus material on singles or compilations.

This was the case up until the release of Roxette’s final studio album ”Good Karma”, which in the summer of 2016 yielded a couple of songs that wasn’t needed for the album. One of them was ”Let Your Heart Dance With Me”, which finally sees the light of day thanks to ”Bag Of Trix”, Roxette’s magnifique collection of unreleased material which will be released later this year.

– I wanted to write a classic and simple ”clap your hands and stomp your feet” song, and ”Let Your Heart Dance With Me” came out of it. I liked it already in the studio, but as usual we already had so many strong contenders that it had to wait for a second chance. And when the idea for this project came up, it was a given.
Gessle gave ”Let Your Heart Dance With Me” to mixing maestro Ronny Lahti, who some two decades ago gave the Roxette album ”Room Service” its characteristic pop shimmer. The result now is a song that radiates summer, sun and optimism—despite being recorded during a time when Marie was on her final days with Roxette due to increasing health problems following her cancer treatment a decade earlier.

– Just a couple of months before ”Good Karma” was released, Marie’s doctors advised her to quit touring for good. We cancelled the Summer tour and all future commitments. But even a studio recording was demanding for her. She wanted so much, but really had to fight to get it out. And she did. Marie was a real trooper to the very end, Per Gessle says.

“Let Your Heart Dance With Me” is one of the very last songs recorded by Marie and myself, made during the Good Karma-sessions in 2016. We never finished it at the time since we felt we didn’t need it on the album. This summer, however, it was finally mixed and it sounds great. Now the time has come for it to rise and shine! We’ve also put together a beautiful music video for the song including private footage from the glorious past. Can’t wait to watch it together with you – our fans – who made it all possible. /P.

There will be 1.500 copies worldwide available, you can purchase the 7″ golden vinyl single at the following places:

Bengans (apparently sold out)
Ginza (apparently sold out)
cdon.se
imusic.dk

If you want to do a live interview with Per, remember to switch to Roxette’s official Youtube channel at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WduaN9PSs4 on Friday Oct. 2, 16.30 CEST and have a few witty questions prepared (asking for a world tour isn’t one of them.) You may as well remember to come back to our page and watch the stream here underneath.

  ★ The author:
Kai-Uwe Heinze


  ★ Publishing date:

September 30th, 2020


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