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The breathy vocals of Nina Persson helped launch The Cardigans onto the music scene in the 1990s. The band developed its dreamy pop sound in the Southern Swedish town of Malmo.

They were catapulted to international success in 1997, when the single "Lovefool" appeared on the soundtrack for "Romeo and Juliet," starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes. The song's chorus ("Love me, love me, say that you love me") became a pop anthem.

In addition to fronting The Cardigans, Persson, 34, has worked on solo projects under the name A Camp. Now, after a near decade long hiatus, her second A Camp album, "Colonia," is due out later this month.

Persson, who splits her time between New York and Malmo, talks to CNN's "My City, My Life" about music, inspiration and life after "Lovefool."

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