PG Roxette back with new single


Earlier this year, PG Roxette released the first single “The Loneliest Girl in the World”, which got an amazing reception from fans all over the world. On September 23, it’s time for the second one, “Walking on Air”.

PG Roxette is back with the new single “Walking on Air” five weeks prior to the Pop-Up Dynamo! album release.

Per explains: “Walking on Air” was the very first song written for Pop-Up Dynamo! I got a request to write something for the “Top Gun: Maverick”-movie in the fall of 2019. So I wrote “WoA”.

It was actually made for a particular scene in the film where someone was going to dance on a beach hence the lyrics “oh I’m sure you love to dance on the beach”. However, the movie people involved didn’t use the song. Maybe they didn’t like it as much as I did? Or maybe they took away the scene? I don’t know. I haven’t seen Top Gun yet.

So I kept it to myself and started writing more stuff in the same ’80s-’90s style that reminded me of Look Sharp! + Joyride. That’s how the whole new PG Roxette album came about.

It’s Helena and Dea combined that sing the lead vocals in the choruses. Helena is the driving force but Dea is overdubbing her and also sings harmony vocals. And they share the “wailing duties”. They have such different styles which I love to work with.

This is the sound, combined with my own voice, that shines through the whole new album. Together they create almost a “third persona”, it’s hard to say who’s who.

There’s no doubt the new PG Roxette single “Walking on Air” is keeping the Roxette sound alive. The classic and familiar Roxette ingredients of a smart production with great hooks and a “don’t bore us, get to the chorus”-attitude shine through the entire song.

“There are millions of people out there who still love Roxette so of course I want to keep our music relevant. At first, I wasn’t sure which way to go but as time passed by it became clear that I want to continue this fantastic joyride. I want to keep the legacy of Roxette alive.” says Per Gessle.

“Walking on Air” will be released on September 23 and is followed by the Pop-Up Dynamo!-album on October 28th.   

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September 22nd, 2022

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