Zara Larsson @ the Neptune – 9/17/19
Show Review & Photos by Dagmar
What an incredible show Swedish pop star Zara Larsson gave to fans last week in Seattle. The high-octane performance, the Don’t Worry Bout Me tour Seattle date, included a full band with two backup dancers. Now, I love coordinated, synchronized dancing. And Larsson danced in step with her backup dancers for nearly each song on her setlist. That’s like 13 songs or so, I’d estimate. The joy of the show, added to the dancing, added to the great songs and Larsson’s voice, make it one of the top shows I’ve been to.
Larsson, who trained as a ballerina, released her second album, So Good in 2017. That album made its way on to a 26 spot on the Billboard 200, just to give you a bit background. Or, if you’re asking, wait, she kind of sounds familiar. And that’s also because she’s the singer on Clean Bandit’s track, “Symphony,” (by the way: if you love that one, it’s on So Good as well.) She co-writes many of her songs, which brings me to the setlist.
The setlist featured wonderful tracks, with a moving cover of fellow Swede Avicii’s “Wake Me Up.” Very high marks too for “Ain’t My Fault,” “TG4M,” “Never Forget You,” “All the Time,” “This One’s for You,” “Don’t Worry Bout Me,” and “Ruin My Life.” I’m waiting and salivating for her next album, Don’t Worry Bout Me.
I Would Like
This One’s for You (David Guetta)
Ruin My Life
Don’t Worry Bout Me
Carry You Home
Wake Me Up (Avicii)
All the Time
I Can’t Fall In Love Without You
Ain’t My Fault/What Boys Like/I Like It
Never Forget You (Zara Larsson & MNEK)