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Zara Larsson Opens Up About How She Personally Connects To Beyonce & Her Music

Zara Larsson Opens Up About How She Personally Connects To Beyonce & Her Music

Zara Larsson wears a colorful sweater on the November 2019 issue of Teen Vogue,

Here’s what he 21-year-old musician shared with the magazine:

On Beyoncé’s influence: “She’s not really sharing a lot of her personal thoughts on Instagram, but she’s very loud with it in her art, which is really the dopest way you can be because she’s telling her truth through what she’s the best at. Of course, I can’t relate to everything she talks about because yeah, I’m a white girl from Sweden. But I just connect with her because what she’s telling is empowering so many people like her. I would love to put some more [politics] into [my] art and make some fucking money off it, because that’s the world we live in. She’s definitely not the first political artist, but I definitely think she jumped on the conversation about it and because she’s so influential, it’s cool to talk about now.”

On whether she feels she should be a little bit more edited on social media: “People in general, we’re human beings, we’re complex. I’m a walking paradox and sometimes I feel like a hypocrite. I’m in a gray space all the time. It is complicated and sometimes, I say this and then I change. Everything on the internet is so absolute and static while life isn’t. Yeah, sometimes I’m like, ‘Maybe I should just not say that because maybe it could come back and bite me in five years.’ But it’s weird that you have to think about that.”

On what advice she would give to another young person who is trying to break out in the music industry: “The most important thing is to have your songs and, ultimately, know what you like and what you don’t like, because if you just keep at it, people will eventually see who you are. I think it’s more important to focus on who you are, and what you want to do as an artist, more than is this a smash.”

For more on Zara, head to TeenVogue.com now!

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Photos: Yu Tsai for Teen Vogue
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