After a string of successful mixtapes, EPs, and singles, Kim Petras finally unveils her highly anticipated debut studio album, “Feed the Beast.” The project, which arrives after a year of anticipation and Twitter venting, showcases Petras’ growth as an artist and features a collection of previously released hit singles. With her undeniable talent and a star-studded lineup of collaborations, Petras solidifies her status as a rising pop sensation.
One of the standout tracks on the album is the groundbreaking collaboration with Sam Smith, “Unholy.” This powerful anthem not only captivated listeners but also made history, as Petras became the first openly trans artist to reach the top spot on the prestigious Billboard Hot 100 chart. The album also includes the infectious track “Alone,” featuring the rap queen Nicki Minaj, which dropped earlier this year and garnered widespread acclaim.
In a recent interview with The Los Angeles Times, Petras discussed her creative process, revealing that she co-wrote every song on the album. She debunked any misconceptions about being handed ready-made songs, emphasizing her active involvement in the songwriting process. Working with industry heavyweight Max Martin, Petras emphasized the collaborative nature of their work, stating that while Martin offers guidance and opinions, they work together to create something truly special.
“Feed the Beast” showcases a diverse range of tracks that highlight Petras’ versatility and innate talent. From the infectious energy of “King of Hearts” to the introspective and introspective vibes of “Thousand Pieces,” each song immerses listeners in Petras’ unique musical universe. Tracks like “uhoh,” “Revelations,” and “Bait,” featuring the talented BANKS, further demonstrate Petras’ ability to create captivating pop hooks with depth and substance.
Petras doesn’t shy away from exploring themes of love, desire, and empowerment. With tracks like “Sex Talk,” “Hit It From the Back,” and “Claws,” she fearlessly delves into the sensual and seductive, captivating audiences with her bold lyrics and infectious melodies. Meanwhile, songs like “Minute,” “Coconuts,” and “Castle in the Sky” offer a glimpse into Petras’ vulnerable side, showcasing her ability to balance vulnerability with catchy pop sensibilities.
“Feed the Beast” is a culmination of Petras’ musical journey, serving as a testament to her artistry and relentless dedication. With its infectious hooks, compelling collaborations, and Petras’ undeniable charisma, the album solidifies her position as a force to be reckoned with in the pop music landscape. As fans eagerly devour this musical feast, Kim Petras leaves no doubt that she is here to stay, ready to conquer the charts and captivate audiences worldwide.
Tracklist for “Feed the Beast”:
1. Feed the Beast
2. Alone ft. Nicki Minaj
3. King of Hearts
4. Thousand Pieces
7. Bait ft. BANKS
8. Sex Talk
9. Hit It From the Back
13. Castle in the Sky
15. Unholy with Sam Smith