Alesso & Zara Larsson share ‘Words’

New single & video now available

Boundary-breaking dance artist and producer Alesso joins forces with pop phenomenon Zara Larsson for a majestic new single called “Words.” Out now via 10:22PM/Astralwerks, “Words” is accompanied by a high-concept and wildly dazzling video.

An undeniable triumph from the two Swedish powerhouses, “Words” is written by the global superstars along with Karen Poole (Kylie Minogue) and recent Brit-award winning songstress Becky Hill. The song merges Alesso’s dynamic sound design with a magnetic vocal performance from Larsson. With its dizzying yet immaculately arranged layers of beats, the high-energy track takes on a thrilling intensity as Larsson confesses to a certain fear of vulnerability in love. All glossy hooks and unbridled emotion, “Words” ultimately arrives as an unstoppable anthem for owning your fear and following your heart.

Directed by Jason Lester, the video for “Words” finds Larsson as a goddess in gold and white among statues from the past. As the mystical visual unfolds, Alesso soon emerges in a shadowy yet neon-lit industrial space. Shot on film and elegantly evocative, the result is a spellbinding collision of futurism, classicism, high-end fashion, and rave culture. Alesso searches for Larsson making the trek towards her leaving the industrial darkness behind and stepping into the light.

“Words” follows the one-two punch of Alesso’s recent singles “Only You” and “Dark.” As the latest high-profile collaboration from Alesso, “Words” drops just months after the GRAMMY-nominated visionary teamed up with Katy Perry on “When I’m Gone” — an irresistibly explosive track that soon saw him making his Saturday Night Live debut alongside the global pop superstar and a troupe of mushroom dancers.

Hot off his headlining set at Ultra Fest Miami, Alesso is now kicking off a new multi-year residency with TAO Las Vegas and embarking on 14 North American dates for Bad Bunny’s World’s Hottest Tour.

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