Zara Larsson Reveals How She Stands Up To ‘Middle-Aged Men’ In The Music Industry
Zara Larsson might well be our favourite pop star right now, and that’s not looking to change anytime soon, especially when she’s continuing the be THIS badass.
She has already amassed three UK top ten singles, a number one in her native Sweden, and many high-profile collaborations, all before the age of 19 (the singer turned 18 last December).
Tomorrow (Friday 23rd September) she will be on the cover of NME, and in her interview she has revealed what it’s like to be a young female pop star, and how she’s learnt that saying ’no’ is one of the most powerful things you can do.
Speaking to the magazine, she said: “I was 15 when I started, and they’re all basically men and middle-aged and now what they’re doing, so when I was 15 and I was saying ‘no’, that was scary.”
She continued: “But I’ve had time to develop my self-esteem and the ability to say no, because that’s the most important thing you can do.”
As a woman in the music industry (and the world more generally!), Zara already has well-formed, strong feminist views. Take her tweet from earlier this week for example, she said:
And this is just one of the many tweets that she posts daily, commenting on the society we live in and how it needs to change.
It’s so inspirational for a young woman with millions of fans to be using her platform to fight the good fight.
Basically, we love Zara Larsson and hope she continues to slay the patriarchy, one tweet at a time.