Zara Larsson worries new single with encourage toxic relationships
- Bang Showbiz
- 20 October 2018
Zara Larsson has opened up about her own toxic relationship in her new track, but fears that young women may get the wrong message from her lyrics
Zara Larsson doesn't want her new single to encourage bad relationships.
The 20-year-old singer has returned with her latest track 'Ruin My Life' – based on wanting to go back to an unhealthy romance and has opened up about her own toxic relationship – but fears that young women may get the wrong message from her lyrics.
In an interview with Pop Justice, she said: "I can't lie: I've been there when you're coming out of a bad relationship and you just know this person is really bad for you, but you can't help wanting to go back.
You're like: "I know he'll ruin my life, he'll break my heart and I won't be able to eat or sleep for three months, but I WANT IT NOW.
"I think everyone's been there. Or after two drinks you can't stop yourself sending the texts. But... I also argue against myself when it comes to songs. I'm very careful with things I say.
And I don't want people – young girls and women – to listen to the song and... Like, I don't want to be a girl who promotes bad relationships. 'Just go back to him, it'll be fine'. I don't want to do that. But I do also want to be an artist who can express something I'm feeling or that I've been through."
The 'Lush Life' hitmaker admitted that the new song was originally meant to be a duet; however, Zara wanted the first single on her new album to be a solo track.
She said: "I got the song sent to me – I wasn't in the room when it was written – and I really liked it, but it was originally thought of as a duet.
"I love to collaborate with people but I just didn't want it to be a duet. I wanted the first single from my new record to be just me."