‘Heart To Break’ follows the release of Kim’s recent video – the Noisey-premiered ‘Faded’ ft. Lil Aaron – a grunge-glam mash-up of gritty industrial vibes and neon colours with drool-worthy fashion from established and avant-garde designers including Balenciaga, Christian Cowan, Dsquared, Margiela, MarryMe-JimmyPaul and Chromat. The “fun-loving tune” as described by The Sun ended up being featured on the paper’s famous ‘Bizarre’ column as one of their best singles of the week. Kim also collaborated with Charli XCX on ‘Unlock It’ (ft. Kim Petras and Jay Park) from Charli’s ‘Pop 2’ mixtape.
Kim’s undeniable voice and imaginative artistry have earned her recognition as an artist to watch for 2018 by the likes of Noisey, The Fader, i-D, Refinery29, Gay Times, Daily Mail and The Sun, among others. Dubbed Hollyweird-via-Cologne pop conceptualist by Pitchfork, Kim’s breakout single ‘I Don’t Want It At All’ has quickly amassed more than 6 million Spotify streams and hit #1 on the Global Spotify Viral Chart just four days after release. The dreamy video which features a special guest appearance by Paris Hilton, received praise from the likes of Wonderland, Just Jared, Perez Hilton and Idolator, culminating with the Daily Mail calling the visuals “a girly glam pop treat for the eyes and ears” and Refinery29 declaring Kim to be “the next big thing in pop music”. Kim’s other recent singles ‘Slow It Down’, ‘Hills ft. Baby E’ and ‘Hillside Boys’ were all featured on Spotify’s ‘New Music Friday’ upon release. Additionally, Kim has been chosen as one of Spotify’s RISE artists, an exciting emerging artist program designed to identify and break the next wave of music superstars through Spotify’s unmatched cultural influence and 140+ million music fans.
Since her childhood in Cologne, Germany, Kim has been in love with pop music. It was a window into the bigger world outside of her little town. Kim notably began transitioning with female hormone therapy following her twelfth birthday before making worldwide headlines as the youngest person to receive gender reassignment surgery at the age of 16.
‘Heart To Break’ is Kim Petras most enticing offering yet, and with a full album in the pipeline, she is destined to be more than just her music.
This is a catchy pop tune that you need to have on your playlist this weekend party – it will take the party to a new level on the dance floor…
ephram st. cloud
Photo by Charlotte Rutherford