Zara Larsson kicks off 2021 with an instantly catchy bop called “Talk About Love” featuring Young Thug. Produced by Mike Sabath, the mid-tempo anthem is essentially about enjoying the moment without assigning labels. “Patience is a virtue, I ain’t tryna hurt you,” the Swedish pop star begins over bouncy beats. “I need you to read between the lines… told you I don’t wanna go there.” That takes us to the chorus. “I don’t wanna talk about love, I just wanna keep us right here in the moment,” she sings. “Why you gotta go get lost in emotion?”
Needless to say, “Talk About Love” is something of a mood. Time will tell if it’s a hit, but it definitely sounds more attuned to US radio than Zara’s last couple of singles. Momentum is also on her side. “Wow” became a belated streaming hit in 2020 after a sync on Netflix’s Work It, while “Love Me Land” is a firm favorite among pop fans. (It made my list of 2020’s best singles). Now the 23-year-old just needs to announce the release date of her long-awaited second (international) LP, tentatively-titled Poster Girl. Listen below.