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Zara Larsson breaks into song with a rendition of her 2018 hit single Ruin My Life, by way of describing her favourite genre of music, ‘crying on the dancefloor’.

“I do like to write about ‘You broke my heart’, rather than ‘I’m falling in love with you’, I don’t know why that is,” she quickly ponders. “In my private life I’m very secure and strong with my opinions. But I allow myself to be vulnerable and to sing the opposite… stuff like, ‘Come and ruin my life because I can’t live without you’,” she laughs.

The Swedish singer-songwriter is in London to perform at the EDA Awards, where she picked up an award for Best Nordic Artist, and the finale of Little Mix the Search, when we talk on Zoom, in between her rehearsals. She’s also currently promoting her third album Poster Girl , which has plenty of ‘crying on the dancefloor’ elements. And her gold-certified first album So Good was the second most-streamed by a female artist on Spotify.

“I feel that this album has a lot of everything in there. Some beautiful ballads, some sassy songs: the vibe is very fun and dance-friendly. It has good pop songs with a nice beat, but then you listen to the lyrics and it’s like, ‘Oh, that’s deep’.

“It’s a bit more grown-up, naturally, as my last album was when I was a teenager and now, I’m a young woman. So, it’s me writing about life, and life is high and low, a lot of emotions are there. I think my focus in general is probably love. I like to write about that,

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