Three years after the death of his stage partner Marie Fredriksson, Per Gessle is back with new music. He shares why it’s important to him to continue with Roxette.

Three years after the death of singer Marie Fredriksson, Roxette singer Per Gessle (63) released a new single on Friday – under the name PG Roxette.

“The reason I was keen to continue with Roxette is because the band has shaped my life for over 30 years. It’s such a long time, »said the Swede of the German Press Agency. “I wrote almost all of the Roxette songs and it’s hard to turn your back on the project after so many years and so much work. I just had to keep going.”

The song “The Loneliest Girl In The World” is musically reminiscent of the early years of the duo, which was particularly successful in the 1990s with songs like “Listen To Your Heart”, “It Must Have Been Love” and “Joyride”. “I just wish Marie was still here to witness this moment. But she isn’t. I just want the legacy to live on. I think that’s a good step,” Gessle continued.

The singer died in December 2019 at the age of 61 after a long-standing cancer. The 63-year-old wants to release an album in the fall. He worked with his old band and the two background singers.