Making Waves: Kim Petras

Making Waves: Kim Petras

Each week, Music Week profiles a red hot brand new artist. Under our microscope this week is new pop prospect Kim Petras...  

KEY TRACK: Heart To Break
LABEL: BunHead
MANAGEMENT: Maverick
TWITTER: @kimpetras

WHO: Future pop icon, Kim Petras.

WHAT: Shiny mega-music, approved by a range of industry types including Charli XCX, on whose Pop 2 mixtape Petras starred as a guest. That’s her alongside Jay Park on Unlock It.

WHERE: Pop-obsessed Petras was born in Cologne, but her career grew wings after a stay in Los Angeles. Paris Hilton appeared in the video for I Don’t Want It All last year, and things have been moving fast ever since.

WHAT’S NEXT?

More songs to make Toxic-era Britney weep. Petras also intends to use her music to address issues affecting the transgender community: the singer began transitioning with female hormones aged 12, and underwent gender reassignment surgery at 16.

SO, IS AN ALBUM COMING?

Yes. Petras described her new material as “nostalgic and pretty” during a recent interview with the Daily Beast. “They are just huge, radio-sounding songs,” she added.

IT’S ALL FALLING INTO PLACE...

Indeed. Almost two million monthly Spotify listeners can’t be wrong.

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