Zara Larsson’s sick of middle-aged men penning sexy songs…
POP babe Zara Larsson says she is continually creeped out that middle-aged men are tasked with writing sexy songs for teenagers like her to perform.
The Swede threw down the gauntlet over her biggest gripe with the music industry, during an exclusive chat with Guilty Pleasures.
‘One basic thing for me, that’s obvious, is when middle-aged men write sexy pop songs for young women,’ railed the I Would Like singer.
‘That’s so f***ing strange, do you know what I mean?’ she said.
The 19-year-old then added: ‘What? A bunch of men are going to sit in a room… there’s not even a female top-liner or writer in the room.
‘That’s definitely a pet peeve,’ she sighed.
The chart-topper also opened up about the sexualisation of girls in music. ‘In the pop world, for sure,’ explains Zara. ‘I can’t lie, looks definitely matter. It doesn’t have to be the main thing of course, if you can’t sing, you can’t sing.’
Pointing to a wider societal problem, the Symphony singer argues: ‘It’s like anything in society to do with women. People want them to look good, it’s more about that than their achievements sometimes.’
But Zara thinks the situation is changing. ‘Girls are maybe doing what they want to do a bit more nowadays on their own terms, which I’m so for and about,’ she said.
Indeed, she hopes to rope in a gaggle of gals for the follow-up to her top ten debut album So Good, released earlier this year.
‘I would love to work with some girls because I’ve worked with men so much.
‘Tove Lo, Dua Lipa, Charli XCX… I want them all and then title it Girls Rock,’ she laughed.
Zara starts her first UK headline tour on October 18.
Author: Andrei Harmsworth