The track follows Grammy nomination and chart topping success with #1 Global Platinum Hit “Unholy” with Sam Smith
Mumbai, 24th January 2023: Global pop sensation and critically acclaimed songwriter Kim Petras has released her anticipated new single “brrr,” an industrial, beat-heavy, bad bitch anthem – out now via Republic Records/Amigo Records. Listen to “brrr” HERE
Produced by ILYA (Ariana Grande, Normani, Ellie Goulding), “brrr” shivers with glacial synths and crystal-clear vocals and is about knowing what you want and finding someone who isn’t intimidated by you that will come closer and show you how cool they are.
Stream the song on Spotify here:
Appearing on Late Night with Seth Meyers this Monday, January 23 for the debut live performance of “brrr” and her first late night television interview, Kim will also be performing her GRAMMY-nominated, global #1 platinum hit “Unholy” with Sam Smith at the BRIT Awards where she and Sam are nominated for “Song of the Year.” “Unholy” is also nominated for “Best Collaboration” at the iHeart Radio Music Awards.
Kim was recently announced as the headliner for Sydney WorldPride in Australia in March and will perform at Governor’s Ball in NYC this June. Additionally, Kim is Spotify’s January Songwriter of the Month and was just nominated by the GLAAD Media Awards for “Outstanding Music Artist.”
“brrr” follows the recent release of Kim’s guitar-driven pop single “If Jesus Was A Rockstar” and the worldwide success of “Unholy,” which she also co-wrote with Sam Smith. The chart-topping song quickly became one of 2022’s top pop debuts, earning Kim her first GRAMMY nomination and skyrocketing to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, the Billboard Global 200, the worldwide charts on Spotify and Apple Music, and the UK Official Singles Chart. Marking a historic first in LGBTQ+ chart and GRAMMY history, “Unholy” saw Kim and Sam became the first openly transgender solo artist and non-binary solo artist, respectively, to ascend to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, and are also the first to receive a GRAMMY nomination in the category of Best Pop Duo/Group Performance. Following their MTV EMA win for ‘Video for Good,’ Kim and Sam received the ‘Innovator of the Year’ Award at the Variety Hitmakers event.
“If Jesus Was A Rockstar,” produced by Max Martin, ILYA and Omer Fedi, sees Kim reflecting on finding her own relationship with spirituality after not feeling welcomed by the institution of religion when she was younger and wondering if more people would embrace religion if it embraced them as she creates her own version of a more inclusive Jesus.
About Kim Petras
Kim Petras has become one of music’s most buzzed-about talents, self-styling a massively dynamic career with a string of critically acclaimed singles and projects, more than a billion global streams, sold-out headline tours of North America and Europe, and lavish praise from major mainstream publications and tastemaking outlets worldwide. After years of triumphing as an entirely independent artist with her larger-than-life magnetism, Petras signed to Republic Records / Amigo Records and began a brand-new era that brought her viral single “Coconuts,” her sex-positive EP Slut Pop and a serendipitously-timed cover of Kate Bush’s “Running Up That Hill” which became one of the most successful Amazon Originals of 2022. Kim immediately made a splash with her 2017 break-out single “I Don’t Want It At All” (a #1 hit on Spotify’s Global Viral 50 Chart) and “Heart to Break” soon became her first Top 40 smash. Her 2019 project Clarity featured lead single “Icy.” Her Halloween-themed project TURN OFF THE LIGHT included standout tracks “There Will Be Blood” and “Close Your Eyes” and was followed by her 2020 summer hit “Malibu.” As Petras’ widespread acclaim has grown, she has made numerous national TV appearances, drew global attention during her Met Gala debut, and has collaborated with the likes of Charli XCX, Kygo, Cheat Codes, Madison Beer, and K/DA. She was also personally selected by Ariana Grande to appear on the Charlie’s Angels soundtrack. Kim also recently made her acting debut in the HBO show Los Espookys, streaming now on HBO Max.
About Republic Records
A division of Universal Music Group, the world’s leading music company, Republic Records has been recognized by Billboard as the industry’s #1 label over the last 10 years. It is home to an all-star roster of multi-platinum, award-winning legends and superstar artists such as Ariana Grande, Billy Porter, Bo Burnham, Ciara, Clairo, Coi Leray, Conan Gray, Daddy Yankee, Drake, Eddie Vedder, G Herbo, Glass Animals, Florence + the Machine, Greta Van Fleet, Hailee Steinfeld, Jack Johnson, James Blake, James Bay, Jessie J, Jimmy Fallon, John Legend, John Mellencamp, Jonas Brothers, Julia Michaels, Kid Cudi, Kim Petras, Lil Wayne, Lorde, Metro Boomin, NAV, Nicki Minaj, Of Monsters and Men, Pearl Jam, Post Malone, Seth MacFarlane, Stevie Wonder, Swedish House Mafia, Taylor Swift, The Weeknd, Twice, TXT, and more. Founded by brothers and chief executives Monte and Avery Lipman, it is also comprised of innovative business ventures, including American Recordings, Boominati Worldwide, Brushfire, Casablanca Records, Cash Money, Federal Films, HYBE, Imperial, JYP, Lava Records, Mercury Records, Republic Records: Kids & Family, Republic Nashville, Universal Arabic Music, Uptown Records, Victor Victor, Wicked Money Family, XO, Young Money, among others.