Kim Petras Takes the Good With Bad in Relationships on 'Heart To Break': Listen

Kim Petras
Charlotte Rutherford

Kim Petras

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.

Petras was inspired by classic songs like Blondie’s “Heart of Glass” and The Cardigans’ “Lovefool” that plunge into deep, emotional depths with a light, carefree attitude.

“When I hear heartbreak songs I always feel like ‘O.K. that’s exactly how I feel... I’m not the only person who fell in love like a stupid person,’” she admits. “I love songs like that; they just make me feel like I’m not alone. So I hope that it does that for somebody, but also I hope people can get really drunk and sing along and party.”

Whether Valentine’s Day is spent together or alone, Petras fans are in for a good holiday celebration.

“Heart To Break” is available now via Kobalt AWAL. Check it out below.