A previously unreleased Roxette single titled, “Let Your Heart Dance With Me” – one of the last recordings the band ever made has been released today, October 2nd.
The duo’s songwriter, Per Gessle was responsible for a prolific flow of tunes, leaving the Swedish icons blessed with an overflow of material when they were recording thir Good Karma album in 2016. Despite not having the room to include them all, many of these additional songs were loved by fans when they surfaced as bonus material on singles and compilations.
One of those songs, “Let Your Heart Dance With Me,” has now release been released for the very first time. Listen below.
Roxette | “Let Your Heart Dance With Me”
Per Gessle said in a statement: “I wanted to write a classic and simple ”clap your hands and stomp your feet” song, and ”Let Your Heart Dance With Me” came out of it. I liked it already in the studio, but as usual we already had so many strong contenders that it had to wait for a second chance. And when the idea for this project came up, it was a given.”
Gessle gave “Let Your Heart Dance With Me” to mixing maestro, Ronny Lahti, who was responsible for the pop shimmer of Roxette’s Room Service album two decades earlier. With that same shimmering shine, the song radiates summer, sun and optimism … despite being recorded during a difficult time for singer Marie who was suffering from increasing health problems following her cancer treatment a decade earlier.
“Just a couple of months before the release of Good Karma was released, Marie’s doctors advised her to quit touring for good. We cancelled the Summer tour and all future commitments. But even a studio recording was demanding for her. She wanted so much, but really had to fight to get it out. And she did. Marie was a real trooper to the very end.”
There is also an new official music video for “Let Your Heart Dance With Me” which premieres on YouTube at midnight here in Australia – set yourself a reminder, here.
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