Zara Larsson: ‘The more hate I got, the louder I became’

Zara Larsson: ‘The more hate I got, the louder I became’

The Guardian

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One of pop’s biggest, and most outspoken, young stars, the Swedish musician now wants to leave her Twitter beefs behind – but she’ll never stop talking about the issues she cares about

While some artists are keen to cultivate the perfect video call mise-en-scene (“Oh, these coffee table art books? Love them!”), or tap up their stylist for designer loungewear, the Swedish pop star Zara Larsson doesn’t have time for that. Literally. “I didn’t know this interview was going to be on Zoom!” she apologises as she enters the chat five minutes late. It is 11am in Stockholm and Larsson is not camera-ready. However, rather than insisting we talk via her assumed communication medium – the humble telephone – she finds a comfy spot on her boyfriend’s sofa, scrapes back her unstyled hair and tightens the belt on her navy blue dressing gown. “This is what I look like 90% of the time now anyway,” she shrugs.

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