Zara Larsson’s Album Now Bumped To 2017
After dropping three US singles in 2016, it seems there’s been a shift in philosophy recently, perhaps on the part of Larsson’s label, with the timing of the release of her international debut album.
“It’s definitely this year, it’s soon,” Swedish pop star Zara Larsson said in a mid-October interview with Heat Radio. (For those not in the Zara know, the 18 year old already released a chart-topping LP called 1 two years ago in her home country.) Larsson also stated, “It’s ready. It’s done. We have the artwork, but we don’t have the name — but it’s there just waiting to be released.”
Alas, the singer chatted with Digitial Spy during a VEVO Halloween event in Liverpool, England, over the weekend, and gave the site an update on her new album’s release. “It’s coming in January hopefully,” Zara said. “It is finished, but I feel like you could basically keep on doing it forever.”
So far Larsson has released a trio of singles off her yet-to-be-released album, with the two times Platinum “Never Forget You” becoming her breakout hit in the States. “Lush Life” was a bigger smash overseas, peaking at #1 in Sweden and #3 in the UK, while Zara’s latest, “Ain’t My Fault,” is currently at #86 on the Billboard Hot 100.
“I actually feel like I have too many good songs. It was really hard to pick out the final cuts,” Larsson explained to Digital Spy over the weekend when describing her new album. She added that she’s been in the studio with such collaborators as StarGate, Ty Dolla $ign, Max Martin‘s MXM team and The Monsters And Strangerz.
When asked about any further single releases ahead of her album, Zara said, “We’ll see how things turn out. It depends on how well ‘Ain’t My Fault’ flies. If it doesn’t, we’ll put out a new song, but if it does we’ll stick with that for a bit longer. Hopefully it will keep climbing in America, and we might put out another single here in Europe. So we’ll see.”
There you have it, though “it” is sort of frustrating. Are you looking forward Zara’s album release, whenever that might be?