Review: Zara Larsson – ‘I Would Like’

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Zara Larsson is on the verge for the debut of all (international) debuts with her 2017 album if her pop offerings so far have been anything to go by.

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Zara Larsson is another one of those teen sensations with talent beyond her years. She won Talang, Sweden’s Got Talent, aged just 10; her debut EP was released when she was fifteen; more recently, she’s been tearing up the charts with smash hits ‘Never Forget You,’ potential song of the year ‘Lush Life,’ Tinie Tempah collaboration ‘Girls Like,’ and ‘This One’s For You,’ a football tournament anthem from David Guetta. After a Rihanna impression in ‘Ain’t My Fault,’ her new release is just as much of a banger as those that came before: ‘I Would Like’ is a warm nest of pop goodness to carry you into the winter months.

It’s an eclectic blend of club music and homely pop suitable both for both cheesy club floors and for running around your bedroom with your pants on your head. Larsson has found her niche and sticks to it – bouncy electronica and explosive beats make ‘I Would Like’ stand out from a busy but mundane crowd of recent pop offerings. Even more than that, Larsson’s voice, like honey on a sore throat, is the best new pop sound of 2016. Surely, with her first global album due within mere months after the turn of the year, she will scoop big in this year’s tips list. She certainly has my vote.

‘I Would Like’ is out now via Epic

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