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