- “So Good. I hate coming up with titles for things because it's hard - you're supposed to take all of the songs and kinda summarise it in one word and I just thought So Good was easy because the album is so good.”
- ―Zara during an interview
So Good is the second studio album by Swedish singer and songwriter Zara Larsson, and her first released internationally. It was released on 17 March 2017, through Epic Records and TEN Music Group. The album was originally scheduled to be released in January 2017, however it was delayed for unknown reasons other than her claim that changes were made to many of the songs.
The album features mainly pop songs but there are some rhythmic songs, some dance songs, some ballads.
During an interview with Idolator, Larsson confirmed she worked with Dr. Luke. During an interview with Billboard, Larsson confirmed she worked with Max Martin's team on the project, saying: "I worked with so many. Me and MNEK have done a lot of other songs. Me and the Max Martin team. Not Max Martin himself, but hopefully next time. The team is really good. The Monsters & Strangerz, I love them so much. And just a lot of super talented people—R. City, Justin Tranter, so many good people. Whoever you meet, they're like, 'I just wrote a No. 1 for this or that.' Everyone has something to brag about, which is what I would do if I wrote that good songs."\ Larsson also worked with Stargate and Charlie Puth. During an interview with Digital Spy, Zara confirmed that every song on the album was written and produced by a different production team.
On June 4, 2015, Lush Life was released as the lead single from her upcoming second and international debut studio album.
On July 22, 2015, Never Forget You, was released in the United Kingdom on 22 July 2015 as a digital download, as the second single from her upcoming second and international debut studio album. The song reached the top 10 in several countries, including The United Kingdom, Sweden, Denmark and Finland, and became both Larsson and MNEK's first US entry, peaking at number 13 in May 2016. The single is certified 4× Platinum in Sweden and 2× Platinum in the US.
On September 2, 2016, Ain't My Fault, was released and serves the third single of the album.
On November 11, 2016, I Would Like, was first released as a promotional single, it was later announced as an official single and the fourth single from Larsson's upcoming second and international debut studio album.
On January 27, 2017, So Good, was released and serves as the fifth single of the album.
On 17 March 2017, "Symphony" featuring Clean Bandit was released as the sixth single from the album. The music video, directed by Clean Bandit's members Grace Chatto and Jack Patterson, premiered the same day. They gave the first live performance of the song on The Voice UK on 18 March 2017. The song peaked on the top 10 of countries like United Kingdom, Ireland, and Finland, also reaching the number one position in Scotland and Sweden, becoming Larsson's fifth number one in her home country.
The seventh single of the album was Don't Let Me Be Yours, released 12th May 2017.
Only You was released as the eighth and final single from the album on August 11th 2017.
|1.||"What They Say"||Marco Barerro • Mark Landon • Olivia Charlotte Waithe||MNEK||3:28|
|2.||"Lush Life"||Emanuel Abrahamsson • Marcus Sepehrmanesh • Linnea Södahl • Fridolin Walcher • Christoph Bauss • Iman Conta Hultén||Freedo • Shuko||3:21|
|3.||"I Would Like"||Zara Maria Larsson • James Abrahart • Alexander Izquierdo Marcus Lomax • Stefan Johnson • Jordan Johnson • Oliver Peterhof • Karen Chin • Anthony Kelly||The Monsters & Strangerz • German||3:46|
|4.||"So Good" (featuring Ty Dolla $ign)||Larsson • Charles Puth Jr. • Danny Schofield • Tyrone William Griffin Jr. • Jacob Kasher Hindlin • Gamal Lewis||Puth • Danny Boy Styles||2:46|
|5.||"TG4M"||Joakim Haukkas • Sepehrmanesh • Södahl||Kid Joki||2:52|
|6.||"Only You"||Herbert Joakim Berg • Michel Flygare • Tobias Jimson • Petra Marklund • Sepehrmanesh||Astma & Rocwell • Markus Sepehrmanesh||3:42|
|7.||"Never Forget You" (with MNEK)||Larsson • Uzoechi Osisioma Emenike • Aaron Davey||MNEK • Astronomyy||3:33|
|8.||"Sundown" (featuring Wizkid)||Larsson • Brian Garcia • Tor Erik Hermansen • Mikkel Storleer Eriksen • Hindlin • Paul Shaouy • Ammar Malik||Shaouy • Garcia • Stargate||3:25|
|9.||"Don't Let Me Be Yours"||Larsson • Steve McCutcheon • Johnny McDaid • Edward Christopher Sheeran||Steve Mac||3:19|
|10.||"Make That Money Girl"||Larsson • Ajay Bhattacharyya • Victor Kwesi Mensah • Kaj Erik Persson Hassle • Daniel Ladinsky • John Hill • Sepehrmanesh||Stint • Hill||3:18|
|11.||"Ain't My Fault"||Larsson • Emenike • Sepehrmanesh||MNEK • Mike Spencer||3:44|
|12.||"One Mississippi"||Julia Michaels • Fred Ball||Ball||3:07|
|13.||"Funeral"||Larsson • Jason Gill • Ana Margarita Aceves||Gill • Sepehrmanesh||3:35|
|14.||"I Can't Fall in Love Without You"||Christian Waltz • Hampus Lindvall • Jerker Hansson||Lindvall||3:00|
|15.||"Symphony" (Clean Bandit featuring Zara Larsson)||Jack Patterson • Malik • Ina Wroldsen • Larsson • McCutcheon||Clean Bandit||3:34|
|Worldwide||17 March 2017||CD • digital download||Epic • TEN|