Zara Larsson releases new album ‘Venus’

Zara Larsson
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Zara Larsson has today released new album Venus, available now on Larsson’s own Sommer House label via Sony Music. The project features inescapable hits ‘Can’t Tame Her’, ‘On My Love’, new single ‘You Love Who You Love’ – its official video also arrives today – and more in Zara’s most dynamic record to date. The Venus Tour begins next week, with a sold-out UK run including two London shows at The Roundhouse on February 21st and 22nd and dates across the summer announced thus far as below.

With her elevated sound, eclectic style and unifying vision, Zara Larsson is one of modern pop’s most essential stars. It’s an evolution she takes to the next level on Venus, which mixes the mythic and the personal in its exploration on modern love: whether with a partner (‘You Love Who You Love’), your craft (‘End Of Time’), your family (‘On My Love’), or with yourself (‘Can’t Tame Her’). ‘Venus’ itself – the album’s focus track – is an ethereal rush of 80s soundscapes, technicolour pop, and powerhouse vocal runs, capturing those first real feelings for someone in universal but affecting detail. And it’s that dual spirit of strength and vulnerability that Zara Larsson – quite literally – embodies on Venus, with its striking artwork twisting the Botticelli tradition into a bold new era for the Swedish superstar.

Venus was conceived by Zara Larsson with a diverse but more focused team of collaborators, which proved essential to the breadth of the record and the goal of representing all sides of herself. The results are pure, unexpected chemistry: the classic-songwriting tradition of Rick Nowells (Madonna, Lana Del Rey) paired with the maximalist beats of Danja (Britney’s Blackout), or long-time London ally MNEK coupled up with Swedish duo MTHR. With work full of wit, bite and – on moving closer ‘The Healing – a newfound sense of stillness, the project is Larsson’s most eclectic and fully-realised album to date; or in Zara’s own words, “it’s a little bit all over the place, but that’s honestly just very me!”

Now a decade into her recording career, Zara Larsson has the feel of an artist only growing in power. She made headlines around the world last year in a trailblazing deal that saw her take control of her entire recording catalogue, with Venus the first release in a new partnership between Sony Music and Larsson’s own Sommer House label. Celebrating the many shades of love by owning all sides of her sound and her art, Venus affirms Zara Larsson in the pop pantheon – a millions-selling mainstream artist with empowered, subversive appeal. “Can’t change her. Can’t blame her. Can’t tame her.”


The Venus Tour

16.02.24 || Manchester || Manchester Academy **sold out**
17.02.24 || Glasgow || O2 Academy **sold out**
18.02.24 || Birmingham || O2 Academy **sold out**
21.02.24 || London || Roundhouse **sold out**
22.02.24 || London || Roundhouse **sold out**
24.02.24 || Paris || Le Trianon **sold out**
25.02.24 || Brussels || Ancienne Belgique **sold out**
26.02.24 || Amsterdam || AFAS Live **sold out**
28.02.24 || Berlin || Verti Music Hall
01.03.24 || Cologne || Palladium **sold out**
02.03.24 || Milan || Fabrique
04.03.24 || Zurich || Komplex 457
06.03.24 || Prague || Forum
07.03.24 || Warsaw || Towar
08.03.23 || Vienna || Gasometer
16.03.24 || Reykjavik || Laugardalshollin
31.05.24 || Umeå || Brännbollsyran
20.06.24 || Isle of Wight || Isle of Wight Festival
21.06.24 || Dublin || Fairview Park
06.07.24 || Arras || Main Square Festival
07.07.24 || Werchter || Rock Werchter
10.07.24 || Tønsberg || Slottsfjell
12.07.24 || Helsingborg || Bayside
26.07.24 || Oulu || Q Stock
27.07.24 || Östersund || Storsjöyran
10.08.24 || Skanderborg || Smukfest
16.08.24 || Aalesund || Jugendfest
22.08.24 || Tromsø || Rakettnatt
24.08.24 || Bergen || Feelings
28.08.24 || Szeged || SZIN Festival
01.09.24 || Soltau || Heide Festival

About Zara Larsson

“One of pop’s biggest and outspoken young stars” (The Guardian), Zara Larsson provokes and pushes pop culture forward, with enlightened and energized anthems that soar and seduce all at once. With every move, she continues to quietly make history and break records: her platinum-certified 2017 full-length, So Good, notably stands out as one of the most-streamed debuts on Spotify by a female artist ever. Zara’s growing catalogue boasts one smash after another, from ‘Never Forget You’, ‘Lush Life’, and ‘Ain’t My Fault’ to Clean Bandit collaboration ‘Symphony’. Along the way, she has received awards and nominations ranging from the Swedish Grammys, BRITS and MTV EMAs to even gracing the stage of the Nobel Peace Prize. 2020’s second international album, Poster Girl, featured breakout hits like ‘Ruin My Life’, ‘Wow’, and saw Zara make further strides towards Pop’s top table. Launched entirely in lockdown, the project nonetheless saw Zara push boundaries, performing virtually for Roblox and hosting a viral live-stream show in partnership with Ikea on International Women’s Day. Ever since, Zara Larsson’s real-world presence has gone from strength to strength: she scored a hit collaboration with Alesso (‘Words’ was named by Billboard one of the best dance records of 2022) before returning with Venus’ first single, ‘Can’t Tame Her’. The track spent 16 weeks in the UK top 40 and was followed by another inescapable bit, ‘On My Love’ (ft. David Guetta). Third international album Venus was trailed by Larsson’s winter EP and filmed special – Honor The Light – with Zara also confirmed to make her acting debut in Netflix’s upcoming movie ‘A Part Of You’ in 2024.


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