One days up. Two days up. Three days up. Kim Petras does not stop dropping bops on bops on bops!
The German pop princess has been undeniably releasing some of the best pop songs since 2017, from the addictive “I Don’t Want It At All” to “Heart to Break” to the spook greatness of her Turn off the Light, Vol.1 EP, and everything else in-between.
Anywho, at this point in time, Kim is ready to wrap up the first chapter in her still-rising career. She’s gone ahead and officially blessed the world with a tringle release — three singles released all at once (you know that thing JoJo invited). And with each song, Kim supplies a slightly different flavor (or in her case, a different color to her neon rainbow) to complete her debut run. “ERA 1 is complete , thank u for everything,” Kim tweeted. “The last songs of this era go get em!”
The lil Aaron-featuring “Homework” is perhaps the most pleasant place to start. It’s a classic-feeling bout of straight-up, heart-on-her-sleeve pop balladry that tells a touching story about a good friend she’s left behind to pursue her career. “You used to let me cry on your shoulder/ And I’ll never, I’ll never forget that/ I’ll never, I’ll never forget that…,” she earnestly croons on the hook. We stan a humble pop princess!
“If U Think About Me…,” however, is perhaps the most unapologetic ’80’s of ’80’s-inspired songs Kim‘s supplied to date, from those nostalgic synth blasts to the epic, WOO-AH! heaven of a chorus. She’s giving us shades of Madonna. Cyndi. Kylie. Carly. Like all of her glittery numbers, the track is effusive and earnest and optimistic, even in the face of a potential heartbreak: “Oh, I think about if you think about me (Woo-ah!)/ Circle right down when you’re not around me (Woo-ah!)/ And I lie each time when I say I don’t need (You-ah!)/ ‘Cause I think about if you think about me…“
Finally, the much-teased “1,2,3 dayz up” with PC Queen SOPHIE picks up the BPM in what is arguably Kim‘s most immediate, feel-good bop to date. “O-o-o-o-one days up/ Two days up/ Three days up/ We don’t stop, we don’t stop, we don’t stop…” It’s the kind of vibrant, bass-bumping dance floor offering we’ve come to expect from her, but taken to the next level.
Three songs. Three vibes. One talented lil’ pop princess with one very long and promising career ahead of her.