And she’s back! Zara Larsson returns to the pop scene with a new single and it sounds like a hit. A reverse breakup anthem, “Ruin My Life” finds the Swedish pop star deep in her feelings. The 20-year-old is struggling with a breakup and decides that she would be happier in a chaotic relationship than alone. Which might not be the most empowering message, but it sure is honest and relatable. “You set fire to my world, couldn’t handle the heat,” Zara sings in an early verse. “Now I’m sleeping alone and I’m starting to freak.”
That’s when the “Ain’t My Fault” hitmaker decides to take her man back. “I want you to ruin my life, you to ruin my life, you to ruin my life (yeah),” Zara belts on the instantly catchy chorus. “I want you to fuck up my nights (yeah), fuck up my nights (yeah).” Produced by The Monsters & Strangerz and Jackson Foote, “Ruin My Life” is a return to the big hooks and soulful overtones of Zara’s early material. And it makes me extremely excited for the breakout star’s sophomore LP, which is due for release in early 2019.
Listen to “Ruin My Life” below.