Kim Petras releases ‘Brrr’

Song follows Sam Smith collaboration

Global pop sensation and critically-acclaimed songwriter Kim Petras has released her anticipated new single “Brr,” an industrial, beat-heavy, bad bitch anthem – out now via Republic Records/Amigo Records.

Produced by Ilya (Ariana Grande, Normani, Ellie Goulding), the song 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.

Petras will make her late night television debut on Late Night with Seth Meyers on Monday, January 23rd before performing her Grammy-nominated, global No. 1 Platinum hit “Unholy” with Sam Smith at the BRIT Awards where the pair are nominated for Song of the Year. “Unholy” is also nominated for Best Collaboration at the iHeartRadio Music Awards.

Petras 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, she is Spotify’s January Songwriter of the Month.

“Brrr” follows the recent release of Petra’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 her first Grammy nomination and skyrocketing to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, the Billboard Global 200, the worldwide charts on Spotify and Apple Music, and the UK Official Singles Chart.

“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.

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