01 Can't Tame Her 02 More Than This Was 03 On My Love 04 Ammunition 05 None Of These Guys 06 You Love Who You Love 07 End Of Time 08 Nothing 09 Escape 10 Soundtrack 11 Venus 12 The Healing
Zara Larsson delivers one of the most fun and exciting pop releases of the year so far with her fourth studio album, ‘Venus’. Led by single Can’t Tame Her – a synthesiser-drenched return for Larsson with a relentless energy and powerful vocals – the record carries through the intergalactic imagery of its artwork and title, with the instrumentation on tracks such as More Than This Was building to a sparkly and euphoric climax.
None of These Guys is an eerie dark-pop number, sold by Zara’s captivating vocal delivery – even going as far as to describe the men around her as NPCs – while the Top 20 David Guetta collaboration, On My Love – although a hit in its own right – is the most straightforward moment on the LP.
It’s an outlier on ‘Venus’ with an anonymity that could have belong to any number of pop stars, but having proven herself to be equal parts feisty and determined countless times in interviews and online, Larsson largely sticks to her guns on her latest offering, which feels like a departure from her last release, the summery ‘Poster Girl’ (2021) .
Instead the Swedish star opts for more menacing melodies and confident choruses, such as on You Love Who You Love, which is filled to the brim with attitude and a multitude of catchy segments that in a justified world would get Larsson an easy hit. Meanwhile, Venus is another future potential single choice, with a giddy chorus and dreamy production that helps to build the universe Zara wants us to travel through on the record.