Arne Hegerfors: interview with Roxette 1994

Rep: Per, talking about the song-writer Per Gessle, what is the difference between Gessle from 1980 and Gessle from 1994?

Per: 10 kg. (all laugh)

Rep: Do you identify yourself when you listen to songs from the ‘80s?

Per: Yes. And I don’t think that there is a big difference. I have always had a line in my writing, so I don’t think there is such a big difference between Roxette and Gyllene Tider, it’s just they had better songs than Roxette.

Rep: (laughs) Exactly. Do you also help him to compose?

Marie: Yes, it is difficult to keep his tempo, he is very quick, but I succeed.

Rep: How do you manage to maintain yourselves like this? To produce and produce all the time? To produce with your hearts...

Marie: We have a good planning, we like what we do.

Rep: Is it still funny?

Per: There is no other choice. This is our job.

Rep: Keep on eating, I will talk to the waiter meanwhile.