SINGLE REVIEW: Zara Larsson – Ruin My Life

I think it’s fair to say that Zara Larsson’s first worldwide studio album ‘So Good’ was one of the most underrated releases of 2017. The album came as the hype started to calm down from her mega hits that dominated the charts and the impact she made with the record was a lot less than expected. But the record was a strong collection of pop tracks that heard her delivering some major pop anthems as well as some very vulnerable and sweet moments. Taking a bit of a break in between releases the Swedish singer-songwriter has returned with an absolute bop to overtake your playlists. ‘Ruin My Life’ is full of honesty and raw vulnerability as she confesses her feelings for someone who has continued to hurt her. It’s that feeling of constantly wanting them and not caring of the damaging affect it’s having on your mental health because of how much you love their company and presence in the moment. “You set fire to my world, couldn’t handle the heat. Now I’m sleeping alone and I’m starting to freeze. Baby, come bring me help, let it rain over me”. The song continues the mid-tempo pop meets RNB vibe that her previous material introduced and really hears her perfecting the minimalistic approach. This song could have had a big beat drop and been transformed into something more suited for club airplay but it takes comfort in the intimacy and truly delivers real emotion. The storyline is perfect, her vocals are perfect and the production is perfect.