"The first time I heard the title track, I knew straight away that this was it. The music had exactly the pulse we wanted. The fact that Europe is a Swedish group was of course yet another advantage," says Helene Cato, film and music director at Global Marketing, Volvo Cars.
"What is more, the timing was perfect. We're launching a new car at the same time as Europe is making something of a comeback. However, one precondition is naturally that the people we want to work with must actually want to cooperate with Volvo Cars," explains Anna Arbius.
The deal has been done thanks to Volvo Cars' music agency Blixten & Co. Europe. If you’re not into rock music or never heard about Europe, you should know that they are Sweden's largest-ever rock band with more than 20 million albums sold. They started their career back in 1978.
"Our music has been used before for similar projects but this collaboration is unique due to the fact that brand-new music has been used," says Joey Tempest. "The collaboration was professional and quick and the result terrific. ‘Last Look at Eden' fits perfectly."