Roxette’s Per Gessle Releases A Song in Honour Of The Late Marie Fredriksson

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Roxette’s Per Gessle Releases A Song in Honour Of The Late Marie Fredriksson

Roxette, 1989 (Photo by Michel Linssen/Redferns/Getty Images)

Marie Fredriksson of Roxette sadly passed away December 9, 2019 after a 17-year battle with cancer. Fans, friends and colleagues around the world were all taken by her death.

Roxette’s Per Gessle mourns his long-time friend and musical partner Marie with a new song titled “Around The Corner (The Comfort Song)” featuring Helena Josefsson. 

Read Per’s personal letter below about the song.  

“Music is an extraordinary thing. It can bring a smile to your face and create so many wonderful images in your heart and mind. It can also help you through grim times. Some songs even feel like they were written just for you, especially for you. Isn’t that strange? Or maybe it just means we’re all the same?

I finished writing ”Around The Corner” the day after Marie died. Three days later my mother-in-law died. Death was on the plate. I wrote it for me. But I guess I also wrote it for all of you out there. We are many who lost someone dear and don’t really know where to go.

Here it is, my comfort song.” 

Roxette, known for their killer pop hooks and big hair ruled the 80s and early 90s. You can read more about their huge successes on the Australian charts here.  

We honour Marie and her legacy by listening to our favourite Roxette songs and singing loud! 

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