“Travelling” – the press release

Roxette is back with a new album:  Travelling and a taster “It’s Possible”!

Three years after their 2009 comeback, Swedish pop phenomenon Roxette is hotter than they’ve been since their early ’90s heydays.

Their World Tour is in full swing with almost a million concert tickets sold since the tour kicked off in the Tatneft Arena in Russian Kazan a year ago. On top of that, another million Roxette record sales have been added to the already dizzying 70 million that Roxette have sold over the years.

So far the band has played more than 85 shows in 30+ countries (and the trip continues—they don’t plan to rest until they’ve played 150 shows). But besides zigzagging between airports, arenas, hotels and meeting fans from all over the world, the band also has found time to record their new album Travelling

The idea has been to tap into all the positive energy that has boosted the band during this dazzling trip, and channel it to new Roxette music. In short, an album that is just like 1992’s Tourism captures the feeling of a band on a roll — constantly on the move, snatching inspiration as they go; recording in hotel rooms, studios, at soundchecks and in concert.

The result is a fascinating musical postcard with 15 superb songs, most of which are new, some that are revisited classics and the rest being pearls that for various reasons hasn’t seen the light of day before. A tight and inspired band has gathered around a batch of Gessle tunes, where the relentless hit-maker again and again proves that his sense of melody and ability to surprise is still top-notch.

”It’s Possible” is the first taster from Travelling – 2 minutes and 34 seconds of sunny pop music that shows one of Roxette’s many sides in 2012. 

“It’s Possible” is released tomorrow to radios and as a digital release. The physical single is out March 16. Travelling is out March 26.

This article was written for an earlier version of The Daily Roxette.
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March 1st, 2012

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