March 23, 2017


Zara Larsson Talks 'Symphony' Video & Importance of Featuring a Black Gay Couple

When Swedish pop singer/songwriter Zara Larsson stopped by Fuse, her gorgeous, heartbreaking "Symphony" video with Clean Bandit had just dropped. Depicting a tragic love story between two black, gay men, it coincidentally arrived the same day YouTube came under fire for their new "restricted mode" noticeably blocking LGBTQ-themed content.

Zara, whose impressive debut album So Good just dropped, has been vocal in her support for the LGBTQ community for years. Larsson says she was "confused" when hearing about the restrictions but intends to look further into the details of the controversy.

Larsson went on to explain why it was important to her that the "Symphony" video feature the leads it features. "Of course it could be a straight, white couple–that you see everywhere, in every movie–but...we wanted to showcase a different relationship."

Last year Zara Larsson was a Fuse First featured artist and told us about starting in the biz as a 15-year-old girl and how growing up as woman affects her and her music. Watch below: