German-born, Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Kim Petras is already perfecting the modern bubblegum pop sound. But on her latest single “Heart To Break,” she’s pushing the boundaries again with her very own heartbreak song.
“[‘Heart To Break’] was kind of summing up my heartbreak experiences but making a fun song about them,” Petras tells Billboard. “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.”
The song, while still keeping Petras’ upbeat, unabashed pop sound, ventures into new territory for the songwriter as she confronts a bad relationship while trying to squeeze as much fun from it while it lasts. The lyrical tightrope of the situation was no easy feat for Petras as “searching for the right words at every point of the song” took nearly four months to complete.