Zara Larsson just premiered the new music video for her latest single “Ain’t My Fault.” The 18-year-old Swedish pop star hopes to take America by storm with her latest hit.
Celebrity blogger Perez Hilton reported that Zara Larsson is trying to climb her way up the pop music ranks. The singer has only peaked at No. 13 in the U.S. Larsson is hoping that her music video for “Ain’t My Fault” will help her hit climb back up the music charts. The video features Larsson sauntering around an empty mansion in a variety of lingerie ensembles and barely-there looks. Check it out below.
“Ain’t My Fault” is the lead single from Larsson’s upcoming album, which she hopes will make her a big name, reports Cosmopolitan. Larsson said she wants to reach legendary status like her pop peers, Britney Spears and Beyoncé.
“That’s what I really wanna be,” she told NME last month. “I have some friends and they’re super-hipster. And they’re like, ‘All I wanna do is sing in a jazz bar and to just make it to pay for the rent.’ And I’m like, cool … That’s not what I wanna do. I want as many people as possible to go to my concert … To do, like, legendary. Because why not?”
Larsson’s full NME interview is finally out and it’s revealing. The singer talks about her pop music beginnings ever since she won Sweden’s Got Talent. Then, she released two EPs in 2013, Introducing and Let Me Reintroduce Myself, followed by another “introduction” in her 2014 Swedish pop album, 1, which spawned the hit “Uncover.” The song became six times platinum in Sweden and triple platinum in Denmark.
And then, Larsson became a global hit with her song “Lush Life.” Larsson usually makes headlines for her outspoken beliefs. She even wasn’t sure if she wanted to release the song “Ain’t My Fault,” she revealed in the interview.
“The original lyrics were, ‘It ain’t my fault your man’s calling my phone / It ain’t my fault you can’t keep him at home. When we recorded it, I was like, ‘I can’t sing this! What?!’ So we had to rewrite it… You gotta have a girl code.”
This newer version features Larsson singing that it’s not her fault that a man is so hot, and that she’s not responsible for the possible outcome of their relationship. In that same interview, Larsson revealed that she is a feminist and a huge Beyoncé fan. In fact, she’s so inspired by the singer that she hopes to achieve that level of fame and status with her own music.
“I’m so happy to see her develop into an activist, because she can do no wrong. It’s just the perfect timing and I’m happy she’s talking about what it’s like to be a black woman in America… It just feels like this is the time where everybody should be involved… The world is just bleeding.”
The tracks on her second album are not going to be a coming-of-age album complete with sexy tracks. Larsson says she just wants to have fun with her new sound.
“I’m not a little girl, I’m a grown, sexy woman’ shtick that’s become a genre unto itself, no sense of a coming-of-age being fetishised. The songs just sound like a cool, confident young woman living her life. I think my thing is that… I don’t know,” she says. “And that’s why I don’t wanna sing about ‘This is me, this is who I am’ because, like, even the question ”Tell me about yourself’ – what are you supposed to say? ‘Ooh, I’m a happy girl, but I’m sad too’? People are so complex. Mostly I just write about feelings that people can relate to. Because, yeah, I don’t know who I am, and this is not my sound forever… I’m a human, so hopefully I will always develop.”
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