Kim Petras - "Heart to Break"
In June we will be featuring all LGBTQ+ artists in honor of LGBTQ Pride Month
She’s got that Carly Rae, super pop, happy vibe that I’m so down with right now. Her layered story of being trans at a young age has only served to make her creativity more dynamic.
The German born singer and songwriter, currently based in Los Angeles, was born and raised in Cologne, where she had become subject of media coverage after undergoing gender transition at a young age. Petras began recording music as a teenager, releasing her debut extended play One Piece of Tape in 2011. She independently released her debut single in 2017, the Dr. Luke-produced "I Don't Want It at All", which went on to top several viral music charts on Spotify, resulting in Petras landing a partnership with her company. Following her early success, Petras released a slew of digital singles and the EP Turn Off the Light (2018) for Halloween.
This song specifically speaks to me about the chances taken when falling in love. Isn’t love worth it no matter what? Hard spots happen in relationships, but if you can stay open hearted, you can make it through … just keep offering that other person the chance to break your heart … and hope they don’t.
It is incredible to me that a trans woman has been able to have this kind of success. In times like this, with such political darkness and feeds full of news filled with hate, I am ecstatic to help promote the success of another LGBTQ+ person. Way to go sis. You’re nailing it.
So today, with my heart sparkling in my hands, I choose Kim Petras’ “Heart to Break” as my, be vulnerable - but make it fashion, have a bop and maybe break your heart open, take a chance and fall in love, song for a, why not now, take it all the way, choose every bad idea until it turns into a good one, Tuesday.
For a little more insight on her transition and personal journey, check out the 2nd video.