Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - LIFE -

up tempo songs and bal­lads mostly writ­ten by front­man Per Gessle, who has been re­spon­si­ble for de­liv­er­ing Rox­ette’s sig­na­ture sound over the years.

Less than 40 min­utes in du­ra­tion, the tracks are short and punchy.

The ti­tle track clev­erly drops in snippets of clas­sics, Fad­ing like a Flower and Joyride.

South African fans who saw the pair per­form in Cape Town in Fe­bru­ary can count them­selves lucky.

It turned out to be the last show of the XXX tour be­fore they an­nounced the joyride was over.

Marie Fred­eriks­son’s ail­ing health would not al­low them to con­tinue in Europe.

But her trade­mark voice is ev­ery bit as pow­er­ful in new bal­lads It Just Hap­pens and Why Don’t You Bring Me Flow­ers? as you’ve come to know from vintage ones like Lis­ten To Your Heart and It Must Have Been Love.

Gessle picks up the pace with 20 BPM – the new­est sound of the al­bum, be­fore eas­ing out with the melan­choly April Clouds – which many are also in­ter­pret­ing as the pair’s fi­nal good­bye.

Maybe not a chart top­per, but an al­bum die-hard fans will ap­pre­ci­ate. – Lind­say Dentlinger

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