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New single in February... album in April after all?

Written by roxeteer on January 8, 2001 to .

Aftonbladet published an article today about Swedish music video director Jonas Åkerlund who will be directing Britney Spears’ new video later this month. But before that, on January 17th, he is going to fly Los Angeles to shoot the video for Roxette’s new single.

  The single will be sent to radio stations at the end of February. EMI Finland confirms this, saying also that the retail version will be in the shops at the beginning of March.

  Åkerlund says in Aftonbladet that there are three possible tracks to be the lead single at the moment. “I’m working on ideas for each of them at the same time,” he said.

  According to EMI Finland, it’s “very much possible” that the release date for the album will be April 20th, even though EMI Svenska has already denied it. EMI Finland doesn’t have any exact dates at the moment, but according to them, the album “should be released in April”.

  Neither Aftonbladet nor EMI Finland give any titles at the moment. Aftonbladet, however, lists a Roxette video called “Alone” that was directed by Åkerlund. The list is not very accurate though, as it contains obvious errors such as Roxette videos entitled “Whale” and “Pay For Me”. Actually, Whale is a Swedish band for which Åkerlund has directed the “Pay For Me” video.

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Quite interesting, 3 tracks could be the lead single! Maybe they’ll record 2 or 3 videos in LA next week, like they did with “Sleeping In My Car” and “Crash! Boom! Bang!” in January ’94. And there must be a reason to choose LA instead of a cheaper production in Stockholm or London, maybe special Hollywood technology? I’m sure the album will be named after the first single, so we’ll now in a few days!

I’m so excited about the new single and the album. Thanks for this superb article.
For me it doesn’t matter if the release-date of the album will be delayed or not.
If we were able to wait such a long time, we could also wait one or two weeks more.

This is great news! I hope the new single is released and available in the States, as well....

hullo im from argentina an i hope that the next single take the band back to the rock music. i think that bands like oasis has conquered the world not playing pop songs. we need some sleeping in my car stuff!!!!!.

Well as long as Akerlund doesn’t do a version of the “My favourite game” video, I’ll be fairly satisfied. :)

Who says that M.F. will go to LA on January 17th? Maybe she won’t appear in the video? ;-) No, I just mean that Jonas will prepare the recordings first!

i´m simple guy, tho only that we want is a good record wich appears on RS, Mtv, etc. and a great world tour. I hope they can work it out


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