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HEAR: Pop Music | Zara Larsson – “You Love Who You Love”

  • January 19, 2024
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HEAR: Pop Music | Zara Larsson – “You Love Who You Love”

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, multiplatinum chart-topping global pop powerhouse Zara Larsson has premiered anthemic new single, “You Love Who You Love.” Get it HERE. The song is the latest track to be taken from her upcoming new album VENUS, due February 9, 2024 Sommer House/Epic Records. Get “You Love Who You LoveHERE and pre-order/pre-save VENUS HERE.

VENUS’ goddess-energy is exemplified on “You Love Who You Love,” where Zarasummons the Scandi pop-rock anthems of Max Martin in this cautionary tale on toxic relationships. Produced by rising duo MTHR and penned with Larsson’s frequent collaborator MNEK, Zara recalls that “we started writing over PRIDE, and began talking about how amazing it is that anyone can love anyone – but that doesn’t mean you always should! We’ve all had that friend, or been that friend, who keeps going back to someone who’s bad for them, and ‘You Love Who You Love’ is saying enough is enough.” 

With her elevated sound, eclectic style and unifying vision, Zara Larsson is one of modern pop’s most essential stars. It’s an evolution she takes to the next level on VENUS, which mixes the mythic and the personal in its exploration on modern love: whether with a partner (“You Love Who You Love”), family (“On My Love”), your craft (“End Of Time”) or with yourself (“Can’t Tame Her”), it’s Zara’s most dynamic and fully-realized work to-date. The project was conceived by Zara with a diverse but focused team of collaborators, which proved essential to the breadth of the record and the goal of representing all sides of herself. The results are pure, unexpected chemistry: the classic-songwriting tradition of Rick Nowells (Madonna, Lana Del Rey) paired with the maximalist beats of Danja (Britney’s Blackout), or long-time London ally MNEK coupled up with Swedish duo MTHR on “You Love Who You Love.”

Now a decade into her recording career, Zara Larsson has the feel of an artist only growing in power. She made headlines around the world last year in a trailblazing deal that saw her take control of her entire recording catalogue, with VENUS the first release in a new partnership between Sony Music and Larsson’s own Sommer House label. Celebrating the many shades of love by owning all sides of her sound and her art, as Zara herself puts it: “it’s a little bit all over the place, but that’s honestly just very me!” A millions-selling mainstream artist with enduring, subversive appeal, VENUS’ vulnerability is Zara Larsson’slatest strength: a pop album fit for a goddess but graced with a human touch.


The Venus Tour itinerary:

2/16/24 – Manchester, UK – Manchester Academy

2/17/24 – Glasgow, UK – O2 Academy

2/18/24 – Birmingham, UK – O2 Academy

2/21/24 – London, UK – Roundhouse

2/24/24 – Paris, FR – Le Trianon

2/25/24 – Brussels, BE – Ancienne Belgique

2/26/24 – Amsterdam, NL – AFAS Live

2/28/24 – Berlin, DE – Verti Music Hall
3/1/24 – Cologne, DE – Palladium

3/2/24 – Milan, IT – Fabrique

3/4/24 – Zurich, CH – Komplex 457

3/6/24 – Prague, CZ – Forum

3/7/24 – Warsaw, PL – Towar

3/8/24 – Vienna, AT – Gasometer

3/16/24 – Reykjavik, IS – Laugardalshollin
6/21/24 – Dublin, IE – Fairview Park


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