If there is one Swedish artist to define 2017 it is Zara Larsson. She has been one of the front runners of the female revolution in the music industry, and an amazing role model for so many young women around the world. She dares to speak her mind and stand tall while a lot of men whimper.
As an artist you need the voice and singles to go with that revolution and Larsson is blessed with both. In 2015 she had a huge success with the singles “Lush Life” and her collaboration with the British artist and producer MNEK on the single “Never forget you”. That success continued with the official UEFA Euro song of 2016 “This one’s for you” together with David Guetta.
Now with the album “So Good”, Zara is working with talented Swedish songwriters like Jocke Berg, Ana Diaz, Erik Hassle and Christian Walz (together with acclaimed international equivalents). Together they’ve made a strong album that mixes the Nordic pop melodies with American R&B and strong ballads. It’s definitely and album for the charts, with the collaborations together with Clean Bandits as her strongest moment on the album.
But it’s also a chance for Zara to inspire other women out there with some of the songs. Like the song “Make that money girl”, where she sings “You can be the next female President”. That’s when Zara is sparkling in the limelight. When she both deliver strong pop songs and help building self esteem for young women. (Johan Alexed)
Stream “So Good” on Spotify.