Zara Larsson has announced details of her new label, Sommer House.
In addition to the new label, Larsson also gained control of her entire catalog of recordings as part of a deal with TEN Music Group CEO Ola Håkansson, who originally signed her.
“I really want to thank Ola and everyone at TEN for giving me the opportunity to grow as an artist and helping me kickstart my career,” Larsson said of the OK.
“You are now also doing something that is so, so rare for a woman in the music industry – the ability to own my own catalog. With that, it makes perfect sense that I start my own record label. look forward to my future and continued collaboration with Sony as well.
Sommer House will be licensed through Epic USA and distributed by Sony Sweden for all future Larsson releases.
Håkansson added: “This is a natural and exciting development in Zara’s continued musical career. We have worked together for over 10 fantastic and eventful years and Zara is, despite her young age, an established and respected international artist with vast experience in the international music scene today.
Larsson recently released a brand new version of ABBA’s “Lay All Your Love On Me”, which was recorded for the Spotify Singles series. The cover came hot on the heels of the premiere of the band’s ambitious new show ABBA Voyage in London.
Talk to NME on the event’s red carpet, Larsson admitted to being a little stunned to have pop royalty around.
“They were like, ‘Oh, can you believe the Swedish royal family is here?’ and I was like, ‘I know, ABBA is right there,'” she said. “They were like, ‘No, the real royals will be here.'”
After previously telling fans she was back in the studio to work on her fourth album, Larsson also took stock to say that 2020’s “Poster Girl” sequel was “halfway done, if not more.”
“It comes and goes,” she said. “Some days I wake up and I feel like I’m done, I’m done and I love everything, some days I’m not. I guess that’s the life of an artist. I feel really good about this one. It’s coming out early next year. We’re not waiting four more years between an album.