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“This is the most tongue-in-cheek thing we’ve done. Army Of Lovers were huge in Sweden at one point. It’s not known to the rest of the world, but the characters have sort of outlived the band – they’ve become TV personalities and have been visible in various ways. It’s something of a spectacle circus in Sweden, but they’re highly respected. You see them in the media as political commentators, and they’ve been very outspoken in sexual matters and gay pride.
“From a Swedish perspective, covering Army Of Lovers probably means a lot more, whereas to the rest of the world, it’s just us taking this weird, gay disco song and turning it into something else.
“It’s a great song. Alexander Bard is a really good writer. Obviously, lyrically, it goes well with what we’re doing, and that’s a very important criterion for us. Papa needs to be able to sing it, so the subject matter or theme has to work.”