Zara Larsson’s Sophomore Era Takes Shape With “Don’t Worry Bout Me”
Zara Larsson’s sophomore era gets a shot of momentum with the arrival of “Don’t Worry Bout Me.” Produced by The Struts (Jakob Jerlström and Ludvig Söderberg) and co-written with Tove Lo, the Swedish pop star’s new single picks up where “Lush Life” left off. At least, thematically. Both songs are about the fallout that follows a breakup, only this is less carefree and a lot more pointed. “You’re trying to stay in my life, ain’t got the space or the time,” she sings over dancehall-infused house production. “It’s too late now, I’m moving on.”
The 21-year-old drives the point home on the catchy chorus. “Don’t worry ’bout me, you should worry ’bout you,” Zara pouts. “Keep doing what you do best, babe — that’s loving only yourself, babe.” Ouch. It will be interesting to see how “Don’t Worry Bout Me” performs in comparison to “Ruin My Life.” The latter bop has already racked up 250 million streams and charted across Europe, but Zara’s latest banger is a little bit more instant and vastly more relatable. Check out the future hit below.