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Weekly Music Video

This week's video is Lush Life by Swedish singer Zara Larsson. Her first name is pronounced "Sara" and her career started aged 10 when she won the 2008 series of Talang Sverige (formerly Talang), the Swedish version of Britain's Got Talent. She went on to release a cover of Celine Dion's My Heart Will Go On as her debut single.

In 2012 she signed to TEN Music Group and released her debut EP Introducing and second single in early 2013. Uncover was No 1 in Sweden and Norway and also did well in Denmark.  That same year she brought out her second EP Allow Me To Reintroduce Myself and also signed to the American label Epic Records.

In October 2014 Zara released her debut studio album 1 and the following June brought out Lush Life, one of her most successful singles to date. Her other releases include the 2015 EP Uncover (her first release outside of Europe) which contains 6 songs from 1, The Remixes EP and singles Never Forget You with British singer MNEK and Girls Like with British rapper Tinie Tempah. She's set to release her 2nd studio album later this year.

While Lush Life was released over a year ago, I don't remember actually seeing the video on music channels until a few months ago. There are actually 3 videos. The first one I saw was the international version but there's also a Swedish version which was the original. More recently a third video has come out, under the name Alternate version. I've featured both the first international video and the Alternate version. I actually prefer the first one I saw, just like it better for some reason. :)

Here's the international video:




And the Alternate version:



You can also see both the Swedish and international videos side by side here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQXe5egyRiU

There's not really much of a difference, they've just added some special effects and taken out some scenes from the Swedish version.

Update 13/8/16: I just found another video too, the Pop Version (Play with pop). Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYZM1EfMJl4



For more on Zara visit these links:

Official site (English language): http://www.zaralarssonofficial.com/

Officuial fanpage (Swedish): http://www.zaralarsson.se/

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