Did Kim Petras invent Halloween? After hearing her latest contribution to the spooky month of October I’d say YES. Petras has been teasing the deadly project for a while now as fans bled out for the release date. Petras released her second part ofTurn Off the Lightand it DELIVERED. Featuring eight new scary tracks, Petras has proved yet again that she thrives in the dark shadows of Halloween.
Opening track, “Purgatory” is as terrifying as you’d think. Organ-like chords intro the song as Kim’s hyper-produced harmonizing vocals carry the song into what could easily be a club banger. Cue the strobe lights and smoky stage. While “There Will Be Blood” is a chanty anthem for the pop stans still ready to rage. Petras sings, “there will be blood, run for your life, go on and say, go on and say your last goodbye.” Although the sentiment is harsh, you can’t deny the pop beats are prevalent and pure fun.
“<demons>” and “Knives” are two interludes off the album that could double as a haunted house soundtrack. “Knives” will give you chills down your spine as the sharpening of knives echoes throughout the two and half minute long track. “<demons>” has more of a deep house feel with a spoken word intro saying, “The spirits are living in the house possessed, they never existed in physical form, they only exist in spirit form, It’s true evil, demons.” Add this to your workout playlist and watch those calories die off. This beat could get your grandma dancing down the runway. Heavy production and explicit pop-centric lyrics make this album iconic in every way.
Cautious Clay’s new EP, Blood Type: After releasing several killer singles, an EP is finally here! Featuring the enticing stand out track “Blood Type” that fits in so well to Clay’s already eclectic sound.
Post Malone’s new single feat. Ty Dolla $ign, “Psycho”: Malone recently announced a North American tour this summer with 21 Savage, and “Psycho” is just the celebratory start. The Syracuse, NY native croons over a hip-hop beat yet again, while Ty (fellow rap-singer) cleans up on the chorus.
“Need A Man” – The Venus Project: The second track off this female-led venture, is just as powerful as the first single was. Important themes of resilience and power come through strong on “Man”.
“Hills” recorded at Spotify Studios NYC: This acoustic diddy, just further proves Petras’ voice is a pop dream. High notes seem like the easiest notes to hit for this German born singer.
Petras’ latest single, “Heart To Break” is a bubblegum pop explosion. Releasing killer singles (6, so far) is what she’s been doing best; teasing fans with more and more catchy anthems, even featured on Charli XCX’s latest album Pop 2.
“It’s describing the part of you that is about to make a mistake and knows you’re making a mistake, but you don’t care because you still want to jump in and do it,” she tells Billboard on the meaning behind “Heart To Break”. The song is infectious as ever, as she belts the chorus in maybe the highest notes possible.
Other singles like, “Hills” and “Slow It Down” show different genre elements Petras has managed to include into her discography. A little bit hip-hop, a little bit electronic; she seems to incorporate whatever she feels and it WORKS. Will we get a full-length album this year? Only time will tell…