Zara Larsson Adds British Rapper Tinie Tempah to a Club Remix of ‘Lush Life’
Seriously though, what does she have to do to get you to love this song the way we do?
Epic’s Swedish pop star Zara Larsson is making a concerted effort to break in America in 2016 — her MNEK collaboration “Never Forget You” finally cracked the Billboard Hot 100 last week, entering at No. 83 following a good radio push — and now her team’s taking another shot at injecting life into her best song to date, “Lush Life.”
The single (one of SPIN’s 101 Best Songs of 2015) was recently remixed for a Clinique campaign, and last night, BBC 1xtra DJ MistaJam debuted a clubbier rework of the track featuring British rapper Tinie Tempah, who had his own chart success last year with “Turn the Music Louder (Rumble)” with Katy B. His “Lush Life” verse is a bit more sung than rapped, but Tempah’s vocals match neatly with Larsson’s wide ranges.
Skip ahead to the 1:20:40 mark here to hear Larsson and Tempah’s new “Lush Life” remix.