sagnika sinha, 3 days ago
Through Republic Records / Amigo Records, Petras released her long-awaited new album, Feed the Beast, on Friday, June 23. According to a press release, the new album, which features 15 tracks and is inspired by the Greek myth of Andromeda, follows the fast-rising trans pop star on her journey toward self-acceptance.
Petras’ lyrics, which are infused with the sounds of early-2000s rave Eurodance music like Cascada and Basshunter, zigzag between lamenting a selfish ex (in “King of Hearts“), becoming the center of attention at her own party (in “Uh Oh“), and discussing her attraction to excess (in “Castle in the Sky“). Petras dusts in previous hits like “Alone” with Nicki Minaj and “Unholy” with Sam Smith in between the new offerings for her fans.
Kim Petras hasn’t released a debut album in 15 years. Meanwhile, the steady rise of the German singer-songwriter has established her as a pop artist to watch. Her “Era 1” singles, which were released from 2017 to 2019, were a cool ode to bubblegum from the 2000s, and her Halloween-themed mixtapes were fun, edgy music.
With her Sam Smith collaboration “Unholy,” Petras became the first trans artist to achieve a number one hit earlier this year.
Kim Petras is a German singer, songwriter, and model. She gained popularity for her catchy pop music and has been described as a pioneer of hyper-pop or bubblegum pop. Petras first gained attention in 2017 with her debut single “I Don’t Want It at All,” which quickly garnered millions of streams on various platforms. Petras has released several successful singles, including “Heart to Break,” “Sweet Spot,” and “Malibu.” She has collaborated with various artists, such as SOPHIE, Charli XCX, and Kygo. In 2019, she released her debut album, “Clarity,” which was well-received by critics and fans alike.