My Swedish sweetie Zara Larsson has returned.
It’s hard to believe that it’s already been over a year since Zara made her international debut and stole our hearts away with her appropriately titled album, So Good, which brought us gems like “Lush Life,” “Ain’t My Fault,” “I Would Like,” and the MNEK-assisted “Never Forget You.”
Now, Miss Larsson is kicking off the next phase in her career with the release of brand new single: “Ruin My Life,” the first song off of her anticipated international follow-up LP due out early next year.
Striding into the speakers on a gentle guitar strums and spacey atmospherics, Zara drops the swag shtick and supplies us instead with a full-bodied, super grown up midtempo power ballad of mega-proportions: That chorus is just, like, earworm to the max: “I want you to ruin my life, you to ruin my life, you to ruin my life, yeah/ I want you to fuck up my nights, yeah/ Fuck up my nights, yeah, all of my nights, yeah/ I want you to bring it all on/ If you make it all wrong, then I’ll make it all right, yeah,” the pop princess chants.
It’s a refreshing new start for Zara, she truly sounds comfortable and confident here. And coupled with those magnificent synths chiming in the distance and the crashing drums, it’s all so instant and pleasant to the ears. You’ll be putting this one on re-pea-pea-peat, that’s for sure.