Uncharted: Zara Larsson and Bernard Fanning lead the charge to radio
Zara Larsson – Ruin My Life (TEN/SME)
Swedish popstar Zara Larsson has had a hand in three Top 10 hits on the TMN Hot 100, and she’s only 20 years old. Ruin My Life is tipped to be Larsson’s next big hit, sporting catchy lyrics and a very danceable chorus. Larsson’s previous album SO GOOD is officially the most streamed debut album for female artist on Spotify ever with over 2.8 billion streams to date.
Bernard Fanning – Ashes And Dust (EMI)
Taken from VAST, a collaborative album including some of Australia’s finest songwriters, Bernard Fanning’s Ashes And Dust is going to the airwaves this week. Fanning’s timeless voice reverberates throughout the track, taking us back to his early solo efforts on Wish You Well and Songbird. The former topped the Hot 100 for 13 weeks straight in 2006, a record for Australian artists on the chart.
Major Lazer ft. Tove Lo – Blow That Smoke (MAD/WMA)
Celebrating their 10th anniversary, dance music trio Major Lazer release Blow That Smoke, an afro-pop anthem featuring Tove Lo. “To me the song is about the sweet escape from your troubles or just mundane life by being a bit reckless and romantic,” Lo said of the track. Major Lazer’s most successful airplay single, Cold Water ft. Justin Bieber, nabbed two weeks at #1 on the Hot 100 and spent 13 weeks in the Top 10.