Zara Larsson, Swedish Princess of Pop That Ya’ll Continuously Sleep On™, has done it again.
But then, when hasn’t Zara Maria Larsson given us exactly what we needed from her?
Over the last year, the 22-year-old So Good pop princess has remained a consistent and true supplier of pop anthems with the launch of her second international album campaign, begining with three fab singles: “Ruin My Life,” “Don’t Worry Bout Me” and “All The Time.“
All three songs had undeniable potential to be smashes in the states. They were not. I’m still upset about it. BUT ENOUGH ABOUT THAT (I’m not yelling. I am)!
After her unjust failures stateside, the pint-sized Swedish darling wasted no time hopping right back in the studio to record some more for her follow-up — and the just released “Love Me Land” is our first “official” taste of what’s to come.
Produced by Jason Gill, the mastermind behind Katy Perry‘s “Never Really Over,” as well as some of the standouts from Tove Lo, Astrid S and Dagny, and co-penned with the trusty songwriting pop dream team Justin Tranter and Julia Michaels, “Love Me Land” is a refreshingly fierce serving from Zara as she gets loose in the dark on the dance floor for what could surely be an end of summer Swede-pop smash — a welcome return to form to her dance pop roots.
“I wrote ‘Love Me Land‘ with my friends Justin and Julia after a long period of writing for my sophomore international album. It felt like a kind of ‘eureka’ moment in understanding the journey I’ve gone on in discovering what it is to be a woman and an artist,” Zara said in a statement. “The song is about accidentally falling in love but owning it, and I think that it combines two things I love and do well – female empowerment and pop bangers! At the moment, we’re all experiencing this scary unknown world and having to endure some hard realities; I hope this can provide a little escapism for everyone, because sometimes dancing can solve everything, even just for a moment.”
“Never thought I would love again (Never thought)/ Here I am in Love Me Land, eh-eh, ah-ah,” she declares.
Intoxicating pulsations. Sensual crooning. Innovative string play. Grown-up dance-pop. This is exactly where Zara needs to be. Consider me lost in “Love Me Land.”
Zara Larsson’s new single “Love Me Land” is available on all streaming services now!