Somewhere between 90’s American pop and 80’s European disco comes Kim Petras. Nodding to influences as diverse as Britney Spears, Baltimora, and the “Brat Pack,” the “side bun” sporting German-born and Los Angeles-based songstress powers up a new pop paradigm, sharing intimate lovelorn storylines over explosive production.
“Pop was always my biggest obsession,” she affirms. “I spend so much time looking for new music online. As a kid, music videos were my escape from the little town I was living in, because nothing happened there. I want to provide that kind of escapism. It’s unapologetically pop.”
Kim’s 2017 debut single “I Don’t Want It At All” unlocks her world. The track has quickly amassed more than 3 million Spotify streams and went to #1 on the Spotify Global Viral 50 Chart just four days after release. Buoyed by shimmering synths and a club-ready beat, the song sees her spout sassy lines like, “I want all my clothes designer; I want someone else to buy ‘em” and “Just close your eyes and swipe it, sweetie” over production blessed by Aaron Joseph, Cirkut, and Luke with co-writing from Lil Aaron.