Per Gessle in duet with Molly Hammar

Per Gessle releases the lead single from his upcoming album on 23rd February. Beredd is the first taste from Sällskapssjuk – Per’s first record with new material in Swedish in seven years. The album was recorded in Halmstad and mostly consists of duets with a number of brilliant singers and artists.

Per says, smiling:

Somehow it seems to be my destiny ever since Marie Fredriksson and I started working together in Roxette – my songs always get a little better when another strong personality comes into the picture and adds their unique thing.

On Beredd it’s Molly Hammar and Per who get together at the microphone – in a way that makes the creator slightly lyrical.

Molly is one of my absolute favourite singers. She has that magical power that makes you can’t stop listening to her. I’m so proud that she wanted to join.

Molly says:

When Per called and asked if I wanted to do “Beredd” with him, I felt very honored and it was obvious for me to do it. It’s a cross-generational song in many ways as I relate to it on many levels as I think others will, and when Per Gessle calls there is no other answer than yes.

Per says:

The recording was almost impertinently easy. Molly came down to the Sweetspot Studio in Harplinge outside Halmstad, took a microphone, sat down on a couch and did some testing. After the second take, it was done – as clear as it gets.

“Sällskapssjuk” is a very exciting album and project for me. It’s a wonderful challenge both as a songwriter and a producer to try to put together the puzzle of different voices and talents. The Molly song is first out. More to come!

Pre-save the single HERE! Watch the video teaser HERE!