Zara Larsson and MNEK‘s pair-up “Never Forget You” has deservedly climbed into the Top 10 on iTunes, and is shaping up to be an impressive Swedepop-meets-UK-dance hit, stateside. And, sure — there’s an overall “Where Are Ü Now” vibe to the song. But Zara and MNEK’s harmonies are so on-point, and the song is such a perfect spring (and possibly summer?) jam that all comparisons kind of melt away when open yourself up to “Never Forget You.” At least Ellen DeGeneres thinks so.
The daytime diva had Zara and MNEK onto her show, where they bounced around Ellen’s set and sounded utterly flawless live while singing together. “Never Forget You” just cracked the Top 20 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week, so who knows — this could be the TV performance to tip things over the edge for the song.
“We were having so much fun and I was so inspired by [Justin Bieber and Jack Ü’s] ‘Where Are Ü Now’ because that had just been released and we were just vibing,” Larsson told Idolator last fall of collaborating with MNEK. “After that we did a lot of songs together. I’ve been in London in his studio quite a few times.”
Watch the pair belt out “Never Forget You” above.