IN THE RUBRIC "NEW NAME" we talk about promising newcomers: musicians, directors, artists and other creative people - that is, everyone whose name appears more and more often on the pages of magazines, in social media feeds and in our conversations, and who is clearly on the verge of great success.
who is it: 26-year-old singer-songwriter from Germany who transitioned at an early age
Despite the fact that Petras released her first single in 2013, she became famous long before that moment: at the age of fourteen she began to advocate for changing the law in Germany, which at that time allowed transgender transition, only from the age of eighteen - Petras aspired lower the threshold to sixteen. Having achieved her goal, at sixteen she announced a successful transition, thus becoming one of the youngest women to undergo corrective surgery. Immediately after that, she began her career in the music industry.
“There is something about writing a song that everyone can listen to and remember; which you hear for the first time and by the second chorus you already know all the words, as if you would have always known this song. I am obsessed with this idea. " Unsurprisingly, 26-year-old Kim Petras names Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Kylie Minogue, Madonna and the Spice Girls among her inspirations. In her music, she gravitates precisely to the pop scene of the late 90s - early 2000s, as well as the Italo-disco of the 80s, filming Paris Hilton in her music videos and recording songs with Charlie XCX and Sophie. On October 1, Kim will release her second album, Turn Off the Light, Vol. 2 "- exactly one year after the super successful first part - and before that she will be giving concerts all summer in America and Europe as part of her" Broken "tour, ending with performances on September 3 and 4 in her native Germany.