Kim Petras recently stopped by the Billboard office to share the story behind her new single “Icy,” explaining how through the song, she turned getting cheated on into something positive, reminding herself that even though someone broke her heart, it made her a “badder bitch” in the end.
Petras tells Billboard that she created the song while in Hawaii, following a big breakup that had taken place the prior year in December, right before she embarked on her tour with Troye Sivan. “I was really heartbroken on that tour and had been cheated on, which really sucked,” she recalls.
The singer adds that even though she would have to go on stage every night singing “super happy” pop songs, she would leave the stage crying, and that feeling carried on through the end of the year. “[I] dragged all of that sad energy around with me,” Petras confesses.