KIM PETRAS KICKS OFF NEW ERA SIGNS WITH REPUBLIC RECORDS & RELEASES NEW SINGLE “FUTURE STARTS NOW” FROM HER DEBUT ALBUM
27 AUGUST 2021 (TORONTO, ON) - Today, Kim Petras kicks off a brand-new era with the release of “Future Starts Now.” The track is the first taste of her upcoming debut album and the first release from her newly inked partnership with Republic Records/Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company.
Listen to “Future Starts Now” HERE
Kim comments on the new single, “I felt so anxious at the start of lockdown, because for me the most anxiety-inducing thing is not being able to work and do what I love, “Future Starts Now” came from trying to stay present, instead of stressing about the future and all the lost time.”
Pulling inspiration from 80s-infused dance hits and the European house music that she fell in love with on her childhood family trips to Paris, “Future Starts Now” wipes the slate clean after a tough year to capture the euphoria of being in the moment. Kim recently teased the new track with a debut performance at Lollapalooza in Chicago. Rolling Stone declared her performance “stadium-worthy” and predicted her “new era will be slick, bold, and stuck in your head all week.”
Amidst all the disappointment and anxiety of the pandemic, Kim transcended lockdown by focusing on writing an album that captures all the excitement of her beloved Paris, a place where she has always found happiness. “Future Starts Now” is a bold declaration of what’s to come and Kim’s debut album is a shimmering, dance-pop escape that marries elements from her early pop hits and her critically acclaimed projects Clarity and TURN OFF THE LIGHT.
ABOUT KIM PETRAS:
Since first emerging on the scene, Kim Petras has self-styled a massively dynamic career, that’s included selling out headline tours of North America and Europe and earning lavish praise from major mainstream publications and taste making outlets worldwide—while embodying the type of larger-than-life magnetism that inevitably inspires worshipful emulation. At the age of 20, Petras saved up all her money from a waitressing gig and booked a flight to L.A. to launch her music career. Not long after the move, she crossed paths with Aaron Joseph and began working with the up-and-coming producer—a collaboration that soon gave way to 2017’s “I Don’t Want It At All” (a #1 hit on Spotify’s Global Viral 50) and her first Top 40 smash “Heart to Break.” As she made waves with Billboard-charting hits like “Feeling of Falling” (with Cheat Codes) and “1, 2, 3 Dayz Up” (feat. SOPHIE), Petras delivered her project Clarity to widespread acclaim in 2019. Its lead single “Icy” landed her on “Good Morning America” for her national TV debut, and Petras was soon personally selected by Ariana Grande to appear on the Charlie’s Angels soundtrack. Concurrently, she dropped her Halloween-themed full-length project Turn Off the Light, which includes stand out tracks “There Will Be Blood” and “Close Your Eyes.” In 2020, Kim performed her Summer hit “Malibu” on Jimmy Kimmel Live and collaborated with artists such as Kygo, Madison Beer, and K/DA. After years of triumphing as an entirely independent artist, Petras signed to Republic Records and now sets out on a brand-new era with the release of “Future Starts Now.”
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