All she lets out is a bang!
Kim Petras is back with a surprising album. On Monday, the pop star shocked fans when she released her album Problematiquewhich was initially dropped by her label after many of her songs were leaked online in August 2022.
The release comes just three months after Petras released her major label debut, feed the beast, a sonically adventurous effort on which she experimented with different types of dance-pop. On Problematique, however, Petras commits to cohesion. She wrote and recorded a dance record inspired by French house during the quarantine pandemic, when she longed to escape to a club in Paris.
The result: pure disco heaven.
Cover of the album ‘Problematique’ by Kim Petras.
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Problematique is a return to form for Petras, whose cheeky lyrics and camp delivery on the record are reminiscent of her early singles and underrated 2019 album. Clarity.
Throughout the euphoric set, the Grammy winner revisits her sassy, sweet persona, from poking fun at past brushes with controversy on the shimmering title track, to sharing her penchant for shopping and designer duds on “Treat Me Like a Ho” and “All She Wants.” which sounds like “I Don’t Want It At At At It 2.0” featuring her longtime friend and collaborator Paris Hilton. Elsewhere, in “Born Again,” he evokes pop queen Kylie Minogue while talking about an intoxicating romance.
Petras will kick off his Feed the Beast World Tour in Austin on September 27 and is expected to perform fan-favorite hits in addition to the songs Feed the beast and Problematique.
Kim Petras performs with Paris Hilton in June.
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“I cooked that up during lockdown. And during lockdown, all I wanted to do was run away, so I did Problematique, which was this super Euro-pop, gay-pop explosion, which I adore and love and worked really hard on and am really proud of,” Petras, 31, told PEOPLE about the project last year. “I hated that was leaked because I never wanted people to hear. But I’m happy he is because he plays at parties and clubs and people love him. I like it and it should be there.”