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An homage to one of my favorite singer: Roxette – Marie Fredriksson

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Well today has been an emotional day for me. It will totally sound ridiculous for most of you and I can understand why but music has always been a big part of me. I remember growing up listening to tapes and records all the time in my bedroom. I would sit in front of this big ass stereo (The brand was Amstrad 😉 and I would just listen and listen to all kinds of songs. It was my escape from a somewhat difficult childhood. So yeah, I got attached to songs. They were my safe haven for a long time. One of my favorite band of all time is Roxette. You definitely know them! Check “The Look” from my playlist below, you’ll hum along 🙂 Well, I just learned that Marie Fredriksson, the lead singer, passed away at the age of only 61. I don’t know why but it got me very emotional today.

I rarely shed tears. Only when one of my pets passes away, or a close family or friend, or when life gets too hard at times, but I don’t cry as easily as I used to. But today, out of nowhere, in the car, I just bawled my eyes out while listening to Roxette. It was just too much and I cannot understand why it got to that point. It’s a band for Christ sake!

Her death definitely got to me, that’s for sure. After all, Roxette was part of my life when life started to have no meanings for me at all. When things were bad, it was either Roxette or Kylie playing on my turntable. They helped me through hard times with their music, so I can imagine that after so many years (30 years), a bond was created between Roxette and I and that Marie passing away was like a long time friend who died, and that definitely touched me. She’s also the first person that I idolized from my childhood leaving us so it also reminds me that I’m getting older, people that I used to listen to, watched, talked to… are going to start disappearing as well as the years go by. Is it another reminder that I have got to live life to the fullest before it’s too late? It feels like so. God I really didn’t want to be a Debbie downer today but that’s what I feel inside and it needed to come out. So I’m sorry hehe I promise, tomorrow will be better 🙂

If you are curious and want to discover or re-discover Roxette. Please use the playlist I made below. These are probably my most favorite songs of them 😍😍😍

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