Saturday, January 15, 2011

radio musicola

Roxette crash back down to earth with their brand new single, "She's Got Nothing On (But The Radio)". It's all sweet 70s sounding bubblegum with a touch of rubber synth bass.

The verses are sound like a hybrid of "Mony Mony" by Tommy James And The Shondells - or Billy Idol, depending on the number of times you've spun around the sun - and "Pump It Up" by Elvis Costello. The chorus, a gigantic slab of sunny pop, is a certified winner!

Per Gessle certainly can write a tune. He deftly taps into the music of his youth with every strum of his guitar. Nicely done! Of course, it's Marie's voice, equal parts rock grit and heavenly tones, that sets the song on fire.

In anticipation of the launch of "Charm School", their first longplayer in a decade, the Swedish duo have lensed a video for their new single. Shiny backlighting, soft focus on Per and Marie, "youths" frugging their stuff at a party, and a hot dose of fun from all participants are the order of the day.


  1. i love that it's so generic sounding, but the concept of the song (despite it's Aerosmith forgotten b-side title) lends to the generic-ness of the tune absolutely working in it's favour. Can't wait for more Marie on the album though !!

  2. I like this! A great comeback single from Roxette. Fun, fresh and utterly contemporary!