Melodfiestivalen 2020 participant Frida Öhrn has released a new single. The new music she is releasing today, is a cover of the song “Fading Like a Flower” by ‘Roxette’, who scored four US number ones with “The Look”, “Listen to Your Heart”, “It Must Have Been Love” and “Joyride”.
Speaking about the release of the Roxette cover, Frida had the following to say:
Marie has been a great inspiration to me since my childhood. My version of “Fading Like A Flower” feels more poppy, summery and bright. It’s a version that I want to drive my car to, roll down the windows and crank up the volume. At the same time, Per Gessle‘s text is heartbreakingly sad and I like that combination
This will not be the first time that Frida has given tribute to Roxette. In 2019, she honoured Marie Fredriksson with a performance of ‘Spending My Time’ in ‘BingoLotto’, which you are able to watch below.
Listen to ‘Fading Like a Flower’
Frida Öhrn at Melodifestivalen
Before venturing on to Melodifestivalen as a solo artist, she has participated as a member of the band ‘Cookies ‘N’ Beans’ in 2009 with the song ‘What If‘ and once again in 2013 with the song ‘Burning Flags‘.
In 2020, Frida participated as a solo artist in Melodfiestivalen with the song ‘We Are One’. She competed in the fourth semi-final of the competition, and has managed to make it to the Andra Chansen round of this year’s competition.
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