PG Roxette – “The Loneliest Girl In The World” single is out!

The long-awaited first PG Roxette single is finally out! It contains two songs, The Loneliest Girl In The World and Sunflower.

Video – directed by Fredrik Etoall – recorded for TLGITW is set to premiere at 3 pm CET on 3rd June on Roxette’s YouTube channel. You’ll be able to watch it HERE. Don’t miss it!

The Loneliest Girl In The World is the first taste from the upcoming album Pop-Up Dynamo!, which follows this September. TLGITW feels like a natural next step for Per Gessle. With exuberant energy, the sweetest of melodies and their trademark don’t-bore-us-get-to-the-chorus addictiveness, it’s a song that would fit comfortably into any era of Roxette’s hefty back catalogue. Whether you consider it to be the poppiest rock around or pop with a little rock edge, it’s unmistakably Roxette.

Mr. G tells:

I had so much fun making these recordings. I really tried to go back to the writing style I had in the early days of Roxette and it was a blast. Some of the songs are the best I’ve ever done. And to work with all my Roxette-friends once again was amazing. We stick together like glue.

Read the complete press release related to the PG Roxette project HERE!

Per says about Sunflower:

I wrote the song “Sunflower” a long time ago but finished it just in time for the PG Roxette project. And no, it will NOT be included on the new album. Only on this single.

So, as you see your only chance to have the song on a physical release is to get the limited edition 7″ vinyl single. You can order it at Bengans or Ginza. For the digital version click Spotify, Deezer, Apple Music, YouTube (TLGITW, Sunflower) or other digital platforms!

Additional info from PG regarding Sunflower:

It was actually written in January 2002 (!) but I made a new demo in August 2020 which is the foundation of the recording that’s now being released. And, of course, the lyrics are new. The original version from 2002 only had the lyrics in the chorus.

The Loneliest Girl In The World

I once was the chosen lucky one
Born under the sun and the powers he’s got

I once was a weirdo on a bus
Thinking about us
About me, about you, he-hey

It feels like I’ve been climbing over mountains
Like I’ve been riding jumping diving
Just to find out where you might be hiding
The loneliest girl in the world, uh huh

I recall (call call) shadows being tall
Kissing by the wall oh I felt so secure

I recall wishing we could be
The breeze across the trees
Just for fun, being like one

It feels like I’ve been climbing over mountains
Like I’ve been riding jumping diving
Just to find out where you might be hiding
The loneliest girl in the world

It feels like I’ve been flying over treetops
Like I’ve been scanning all my teardrops
Just to find out where you might be full stop
The loneliest girl in the world

It feels like I’ve been climbing over mountains
Like I’ve been driving all the highways
Just to find out where on earth you might stay
The loneliest girl in the world

It feels like I’ve been rushing through the moonlight
Like I’ve been searching every website
Just to find out where you might be tonight
The loneliest girl in the world, oh yea

The loneliest girl in the world aaaaahh
Feels like I’ve been running jumping diving
Just to find out where you might be hiding
Why is there no song playing
For the loneliest girl in the world?

Words + Music by Per Gessle
© Jimmy Fun Music

Produced by Magnus Börjeson + Clarence Öfwerman + Per Gessle. Co-produced by Christoffer Lundquist.
Recorded at Farozon, Malmö + Aerosol Grey Machine, Vallarum + Tits & Ass, Halmstad
Engineers: Magnus Börjeson + Christoffer Lundquist + MP Persson
Mixed by Ronny Lahti at Denebi Studios, Stockholm
Played by Magnus Börjeson: Programming + synthesizers + bass guitar
Clarence Öfwerman: Programming + synthesizers
Christoffer Lundquist: Electric guitars + synthesizers
Per Gessle: Lead vocals
Helena Josefsson: Vocals

Sunflower

Been living on my own with just a fork and spoon
Keeping my mind tidy in my tidy room

All I
All I ever really wanted
All I ever really needed
Was a minute to find my space in the show oh oh
Then I suddenly got to know
I heard a voice singing high and low
And it sounded like a love song to me

I’m a sunflower rising to the sky
Sunflower
Yellow, big and bright
A sunflower growing very high
Would you like to touch me, baby?

I felt so out of place like a man stuck on the moon
But everything has changed this crazy afternoon

All I
All I ever really wanted
All I ever really needed
Was a minute to find my spot in the show oh oh
Then I suddenly got to know
I heard a voice singing to and fro
And it sounded like a love song to me

I’m a sunflower rising to the sky
Sunflower
Yellow, big and bright
A sunflower growing very high
Would you like to touch me, baby?
Would you like to touch me, baby?

Words + music: Per Gessle
© Jimmy Fun Music

Produced by Per Gessle
Recorded at Tits & Ass, Halmstad
Engineer: MP Persson
Mixed by MP Persson + Per Gessle at Tits & Ass, Halmstad
Played by Per Gessle: Guitars + bass + synthesizers + piano + dobro + lead vocals
MP Persson: Programming
Helena Josefsson: Lead vocals


Vinyl sleeve design by Pär Wickholm, Wickholm Formavd., Stockholm. Photo by Fredrik Etoall.

Per Gessle to release Late Night Concert

This year’s surprise of Per Gessle on his birthday is that he releases his unplugged Late Night Concert recorded at Cirkus in Stockholm on 19th November 2020 without an audience, broadcast on TV4 on 16th December 2020. Besides being available digitally from 15th January on YouTube and all streaming sites, it will get a physical release too. Available on CD from 29th January and on vinyl from 12th March.

Tracklist

  1. På promenad genom stan
  2. Tycker om när du tar på mig
  3. Listen To Your Heart
  4. Småstadsprat
  5. Honung och guld
  6. I din hand
  7. Segla på ett moln
  8. It Must Have Been Love (Christmas For The Broken Hearted)
  9. Ömhet

So it includes all 9 songs played, but the order of them is different to the order in which we could see the beautiful performance on TV4.

Listen to the album on digital platforms from Friday and pre-order your physical copies HERE!

Fab news! It’s really worth a release to be able to enjoy this concert anytime we want to!

A very happy birthday to Per!

APRIL FOOLS’ DAY! – Per Gessle to release a metal EP

APRIL FOOLS’ DAY – As Per informed yesterday on his Instagram, he has been in the studio since days, working together with metal producer S. Karlsson. Mr. G(oth) is entering a new genre! It turned out the guys are working on a metal EP that will include 4 songs and will be released digitally on 1st May. 2 weeks later, on 15th May there will be a bonus single released on vinyl. The bonus single won’t be available on streaming platforms. Once the pre-order links to the very limited edition single (200 copies!) are available, we will let you know.

EP tracklist

  1. Goth Look    3:57
  2. Listen To Your Thrash    5:28
  3. It Must Have Been Black    4:18
  4. Hell Ride    4:23

Vinyl bonus single

A. Growling In My Car    3:46
B. Growling In My Car – T&A Demo – 21 September, 2019    3:12

Photos are from Per’s Instagram (1, 2)

Gyllene Tider – GT40 Hits! Made in Halmstad

As we probably all expected, Gyllene Tider will release a greatest hits album in a few weeks. To make it more exciting, the guys decided to add 2 songs they never released before. One of them is Filmen om ditt liv, which is from the recordings of Finn 5 fel! and Detektiv, which is a leftover song from Samma skrot och korn. Per already talked about the latter one in the GT interview I did with him a couple of months ago before their farewell tour, after their last album came out:

PP: – You recorded 15 songs of which 14 made it to the album. What happened to that one missing?

PG: –  Hahaha, it will probably come out before xmas. It’s an uptempo one, very catchy. But it didn’t fit the album. We’re old fashioned.

So, it will indeed be out before Christmas as it seems. The release date is 6th December. And as an extra bonus, Du är en gangster, älskling! will also be included. So far it was released only on GT’s Halmstads pärlor compilation album.

The greatest hits album will be out on double LP and double CD. The vinyl will contain 24 songs, the double CD will contain… yeah, you guessed it: 40! The digital version will probably list the CD’s tracks.

Tracklist of the vinyl (double LP)

LP 1

Side A

  1. Sommartider
  2. När vi två blir en
  3. Gå & fiska!
  4. Flickorna på TV2
  5. Ljudet av ett annat hjärta
  6. Filmen om ditt liv

Side B

  1. Detektiv
  2. (Kom så ska vi) Leva livet
  3. (Dansar inte lika bra som) Sjömän
  4. Tuffa tider (för en drömmare)
  5. Kung av sand
  6. Du är en gangster, älskling!

LP 2

Side A

  1. Juni, juli, augusti
  2. Det är över nu
  3. Flickan i en Cole Porter-sång
  4. Ska vi älska, så ska vi älska till Buddy Holly
  5. Faller ner på knä
  6. Tylö Sun

Side B

  1. Bäst när det gäller
  2. Skrot och kron
  3. En sten vid en sjö i en skog
  4. Det hjärta som brinner
  5. Billy
  6. När alla vännerna gått hem

Tracklist of the double CD

Disc 1

  1. Flickorna på TV2
  2. (Kom så ska vi) Leva livet
  3. Sommartider
  4. När vi två blir en
  5. Gå & fiska!
  6. Ljudet av ett annat hjärta
  7. Man blir yr
  8. (Dansar inte lika bra som) Sjömän
  9. Detektiv
  10. Det hjärta som brinner
  11. Tylö Sun
  12. Kung av sand
  13. Juni, juli, augusti
  14. Flickan i en Cole Porter-sång
  15. Det är över nu
  16. Skrot och korn
  17. Filmen om ditt liv
  18. För dina bruna ögons skull
  19. Revolver upp
  20. Ska vi älska, så ska vi älska till Buddy Holly

Disc 2

  1. Bäst när det gäller
  2. Billy
  3. En sten vid en sjö i en skog
  4. Singel
  5. Faller ner på knä
  6. Tuffa tider (för en drömmare)
  7. Allt jag lärt mej om livet (har jag lärt mej av Vera)
  8. Vandrar i ett sommarregn
  9. Fån telefon
  10. Du är en gangster, älskling!
  11. Det blir aldrig som man tänkt sej
  12. Honung och guld
  13. Break Another Heart
  14. (Hon vill ha) Puls
  15. Jag drömde jag mötte Fluortanten
  16. Kärleken är inte blind (men ganska närsynt)
  17. Chrissie, hur mår du?
  18. Teaser Japanese
  19. Teena
  20. När alla vännerna gått hem

You can already pre-order the album at Bengans, Ginza and CDON.

 

Gyllene Tider to release 4×2 vinyls

40th anniversary celebration of Gyllene Tider continues! The guys will re-release their first 3 Swedish albums (Gyllene Tider, Moderna Tider and Puls) and for the first time ever, Parkliv! – Live Mjölby Folkets Park 31 juli 1981 will also be released on vinyl.

All releases will come both on regular black vinyl and limited edition, numbered, coloured vinyl (500 copies each). Parkliv! limited edition will be white. This time the numbered limited edition means the records are numbered during production, so underneath shrinkwrapping on the back cover and will be available as regular releases at all stores to order.

The recordings are remastered for vinyl from the original studio tapes.

The items are out on 21st June, but will be available to pre-order already from 17th May. Check Bengans, Ginza and CDON!