Vote for Roxette – Piece of Cake for Song of the Year 2020 on Musikplats!

Musikplats on Swedish Radio P4 Stockholm organized a voting for Song of the Year 2020. The jury for Song of the Week has voted and put together a list of 20 songs for the decision and now the power is in the listeners’ hands. Roxette’s Piece of Cake is also on the list, so hurry up! Click HERE and vote for it!

Voting runs until 11:00 CET, 18th December. Then 5 songs that enter the final are presented. After another listener voting (the counter is reset before this), the winner is published the same day at 11:50 CET. So don’t forget to vote on 18th December at 11:00 CET again!

Fingers crossed!

Top20 songs – pick your favourite HERE!

Vargas & Lagola – Always
Agnes – Fingers Crossed
Albin Lee Meldau – På Riktigt
Jakob Hellman – …Och Känner Mig Utanför
Victor Leksell – Svag
Dotter – Bulletproof
The Sounds – Things We Do For Love
Gustaf & Viktor Norén – Rise Again
Laleh – Det Kommer Bli Bra
Thomas Stenström – Ser Du Månen Där Du Är Ikväll?
Roxette – Piece Of Cake
Mando Diao – Själens Skrubbsår
Miriam Bryant – Nån Av Oss
Darin – En Säng Av Rosor
Sarah Klang – Canyon
Hurula – Tro På Er Ruin
Kygo & Avicii & Sandro Cavazza – Forever Yours (Avicii Tribute)
Miss Li – Komplicerad
Ana Diaz – Bästis
Håkan Hellström – Tillsammans I Mörker

Roxette – Piece of Cake

A long-awaited song sees the light of day today. Probably, the last Roxette song Marie and Per recorded. I think I can tell that all of us have been waiting for Piece of Cake to be released one day since we read about it in Per Gessle’s Songs, Sketches & Reflections book in 2014. This is what he told Sven Lindström about POC when he interviewed Mr. G for the book:

One of the latest [lyric] is called „Piece of Cake”, and probably is quite typical of my way of writing English lyrics. Someone used that expression recently, and it stuck in my mind. That’s the way it’s worked for me ever since I started writing lyrics, and especially English lyrics. You catch words and phrases that probably get a partially different meaning for me than for someone with English as their native tongue.
Sometimes I sneak such an expression into a line, other times it becomes the track title and then the whole idea is based on that. „Piece of Cake” is an unusual title to work with, since it’s pretty obvious. And since it means that something is dead easy, I will automatically focus on the opposite; I write a lyric about how hard everything is, but that thanks to one thing or the other it will become a piece of cake.

Per Gessle today says:

„Piece of Cake” is one of the very last Roxette recordings, a genuine glimmering sing-along pop song freshly mixed with amazing vocals from Marie. The album „Good Karma” took forever to make, and by the end everyone was pretty exhausted so we never really got around to finish this track. But having a fresh listen to it years later, I realized all pieces were there – it just needed a good mix. So, I sent it to mixer Ronny Lahti who’s got a brilliant ear, always makes things sound spectacular – and he came back with a great mix as usual. Very happy to release this gem! Finally!

Piece of Cake is now out as a digital single and you can listen to it here: Spotify, iTunes, YouTube. It will also be released on Bag of Trix Vol. 3 next Friday, 27th November.

Piece of Cake’s music video premiere is at 3 pm CET on Friday, 20th November. You will be able to watch it on Roxette’s YouTube channel HERE.

In all cases, sing along! Let’s go!

Piece of Cake

Let’s go…

I am busy doing nothing
I am on my own
There is no hot water
I can’t find my comb

My jeans are smelling funny
My records they’re all torn
The zombies on the TV
They won’t leave me alone

But me and you
Make it safe and sound
Me and you
Make it sunny all over this town
Life’s a piece of cake when you are coming around

There’s a church on the block
Baby, I wouldn’t mind
If the numbers on the clock
Knew how to show me a good time

I’m dead as disco
On my own I’m doing wrong
The beat is really steady
But I don’t know the song

But me and you
Make it safe and sound
Me and you
Make the wheels go ’round and ’round
Life’s a piece of cake when you are coming around
Life’s a piece of cake when you are coming around

But me and you
Make it safe and sound
Me and you
Make it sunny all over this town
Life’s a piece of cake when you are coming around
Life’s a piece of cake when you are coming around

Let’s go

Music: Per Gessle + MP Persson
Lyrics: Per Gessle
© Jimmy Fun Music