Zara Larsson – Honor The Light EP

Zara Larsson - Honor The Light



3.9/5 Pros

  • Nice pop songs
  • Good range of winter and Christmas topics
  • Easy listen Cons

  • Sometimes, a bit too thin

New week – new releases. It’s already December 2023 and I just shared one Christmas release with you so far, the very early (July) Joy! by Justine Blazer. Time for some new holiday tunes. I felt to go for Zara Larsson. The Swedish pop lady is very busy at the moment. In line with her 1st December 2023 release Honor The Light, she is playing a few Christmas shows in her home country as well as one in London. After the holidays, there is not not much time to relax, as the album Venus will be released on 9th February 2024, followed by a European tour. But first, here is my review about her six winter song EP.


Zara Larsson – About The Artist

Winning Sweden Got Talent in 2008 and having huge hits with almost or more than a billion Spotify streams – the 1997-born Zara Maria Larsson is indeed a global pop success. Born in Solna in Greater Stockholm, she has already received 39(!) platinum record in her home country. The last one has been Can’t Tame Her in 2023. Nonetheless, the global career is fading slightly. While her second album So Good has also been a platinum one n the United Kingdom, the USA or Norway, the 2021 Poster Girl had a rather short chart career in these countries. However, Sweden loves Zara Larsson – Poster Girl peaked third domestically and stayed in the charts for 32 weeks.


Zara Larsson – Honor The Light – Track by Track

The six track EP lasts 16 mminutes.

1. Memory Lane

The week before the EP release, Larsson teased it with the first two songs of Honor The LightMemory Lane and Winter Song. Thereby, Memory Lane is a rather typical Larsson sound, a typical pop track, which stays in your mind. The song is also not strictly a Christmas oder holiday season song, but a looking back into her childhood years. It rather feels like an intro to the songs which lay ahead.

2. Winter Song

This is my winter song to you
The storm is coming soon
It rolls in from the sea
My voice, a beacon in the night
My words will be your light to carry you to me
Is love alive?

The rather slow Winter Song is a lovely fit for the cold days. Take our your warm blanket and enjoy.

3. Silent Night

Okay, here is the classic. There are so many version of Silent Night out there – but I am sure that this warms the hearts of her fans during the holidays. It comes with the necessary kitsch without being too soupy.

4. Light A Candle

Light A Candle is a very rhythmic Christmas popper with a nice vibe. I feel that the song is nicely balancing between holiday vibes and a typical Zara Larsson sound. Nice one.

5. Tänd Ett Ljus

I really love that Zara Larsson is also doing a song in Swedish in her Christmas compilation. However, there is a small downside: Tänd Ett Ljus means nothing but Light A Candle – and the song is exactly the same one, just with Swedish lyrics. Finally, you can choose which one you like more.

6. Sankta Lucia

The EP closes with another Christmas classic. Not too bad, but Sankta Lucia is a rather short listen. You just share 83 seconds with the Swedish artist in this listen.


Zara Larsson – Honor The Light – Spotify

Here is Honor The Light on Spotify:


Zara Larsson – Honor The Light – My View

Honor The Light is a nice winter song collection – without moving too far away from her typical sound. Thus, it is a good balance between Christmas spirit and Swedish pop. Even though Zara Larsson tend to feel a bit thin here and there.

Favorite Song: Tänd Ett Ljus


Zara Larsson – Venus Tour 2024

After presenting her album in February 2024, Zara Larsson will be back on stage in 2024:

Fr 16.02.2024 Manchester (United Kingdom) – Academy
Sa 17.02.2024 Glasgow – O2 Academy
Su 18.02.2024 Birmingham – O2 Academy
We 21.02.2024 London – Roundhouse
Th 22.02.2024 London – Roundhouse
Sa 24.02.2024 Paris (France) – Le Trianon
Su 25.02.2024 Brussels (Belgium) – Ancienne Belgique
Mo 26.02.2024 Amsterdam (Netherlands) – AFAS Live
We 28.02.2024 Berlin (Germany) – Verti Music Hall
Fr 01.03.2024 Cologne – Palladium
Sa 02.03.2024 Milan (Italy) – Fabrique
Mo 04.03.2024 Zurich (Switzerland) – Komplex
We 06.03.2024 Karlin (Czechia) – Forum Karlin
Th 07.03.2024 Warsaw (Poland) – Torwar
Fr 08.03.2024 Vienna (Austria) – Gasometer
Sa 16.03.2024 Reykjavik (Iceland) – Harpa
Fr 31.05.2024 Umea (Sweden) – Brännbollsyran
Fr 21.05.2024 Dublin (Ireland) – Fairview Park
Su 23.06.2024 Newport (United Kingdom) – Isle of Wright Festival
Fr 12.07.2024 Helsingborg (Sweden) – Olympia Park


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