Zara Larsson has come a far way since I first talked about her. With a certified hit in the US and 3 hits in the UK, Zara can officially call herself a global superstar. Hot off the heels of rising hit "Lush Life" (which was the 10th best song of 2015...), Zara has come back with a new single "Ain't My Fault."
Although we would have appreciated a cover of that Christie song from earlier this year, this song is much better and sees Zara once again coming for Rihanna's throne as the cool girl of the pop game. The MNEK-produced jam is a hand-clapping horn heavy deep bass jam that finds Zara not helping herself when she steals your man.
The song gives you everything you could want honestly: spit-fire raps, vocal acrobatics, and an amazing pre-chorus that leads into the best anti-chorus since Marina's "Primadonna". You can tell that Zara understands exactly what kind of artist she is looking to be in this day and age and cements herself as one of the brightest stars to come out of Sweden in recent years. That second album is going to be quite spectacular, you agree?
Best Bits: The first verse-rap is some of the coolest music we have heard this year