"Never Forget You" not only marked Zara Larsson's international breakout smash single, but also her songwriting debut. The rising Swedish singer and the latest FM First artist says she knew it was "a smash" the moment she finished writing it and so did fellow songwriter/producer MNEK which almost caused a conflict when it came to who was going to release it:
"MNEK also loved it a bit too much because he wanted to [release] it. I was like, 'It's my song! What are you doing?!' We were going back and forth about who's getting the song. I said, 'No, you're not getting it,' because I was a writer on it so I could pull it back, and he did the same song. And then we were like, 'Let's just do a duet.'
"We did it just as we wrote it: I did the first verse, he did the second verse, no change at all. I think it makes perfect sense for it to be a duet."
Larsson adds that her duet partner is "one of the most talented people I've ever worked with."
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