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Kim Petras on her zombie apocalypse survival plan and how she’d die in a horror movie

Kim Petras on her zombie apocalypse survival plan and how she'd die in a horror movie

“I would definitely raid all of the designer stores and die happily in a pile of bags.”

German singer-songwriter Kim Petras has offered us gays with bop after motherfucking bop in the previous two years, with singles corresponding to I Don’t Need It At All, Coronary heart to Break and All The Time solidifying her as a bonafide pop slayer.

Earlier this month, she launched her Halloween-inspired EP, Flip Off The Mild Vol. 1, an eight-track assortment that sees Kim give her signature bubblegum hooks a spooky, industrial darkish pop makeover. It’s one among our favorite releases this yr and would be the good soundtrack for our annual seance!

In celebration of its launch, we caught up with Kim and mentioned all issues Halloweeny: her zombie apocalypse survival plan, how she’d die in a horror movie, and Paimon, the breakout star of Hereditary and the very best rating demon from hell. Take pleasure in!

Hello Kim! So, I’m obsessed together with your EP.
Sick! Thanks. I’m glad you prefer it.

I particularly love Flip Off the Mild with Elvira, like, c’mon?
Yeah! I do know. Elvira received on the EP fairly final minute, and we acquired her on it simply earlier than the deadline. I used to be all labored out as a result of she was my first selection. I actually needed her and it sort of solidified it as a Halloween second.

What impressed the Halloween EP?
Halloween’s my favorite vacation. I’m undoubtedly a pumpkin spiced latte woman [laughs]. I really like horror films, I really like creepy stuff. Earlier this yr, me and my pal Jesse Saint John wrote Shut Your Eyes, and it’s opened that door for creepy pop, and I used to be actually obsessive about that track. I used to be like, ‘I wanna do a whole project that sounds like this.’ We then wrote this entire factor in like a week and a half, watched a bunch of horror films… Hereditary had simply come out, which is among the greatest horror films of the yr and I needed to make music that leaves me with that very same type of feeling. All of it got here actually naturally and yeah, I’m glad to point out a totally different aspect to myself. All the things I put out earlier than was fairly sugary and super-pop, which I really like, it’s the rationale I make music, however I need to all the time evolve.

It feels so recent. Not many artists do Halloween EPs…
That’s freaking superior. I all the time wanna discover new territory. I do know that a bunch of individuals put out Christmas albums, so I used to be undoubtedly like, ‘I wanna make a Halloween EP.’ I needed to do it first, and personal it!

Additionally, Hereditary scared the shit out of me. 
It’s terrifying. It left me so entertained however so traumatised. It was lovely too, I really like that movie. My associates and I all the time chant “Paimon” in all places. We’re like, “Paimon! Paimon! Paimon!” It’s like a drunk factor the place we all the time chant his identify.

All hail Paimon, proper?
Yeah [laughs].

How does one get the complete Boo Bitch expertise when listening to your EP?
Properly, the best way I wish to take heed to it, might be smoke a drag [laughs]. Put some headphones on, and I’ve a star machine that tasks little stars. The entire thing is supposed to be prime to backside with out skipping something, as a result of they’re all seamless and go into one another, and take you on a journey. Simply let it play!

I really feel I acquired the complete expertise earlier this week. I watched the brand new Halloween movie and then performed your EP as I walked house alone in the darkish…
Oh my god I can’t wait to see it! How was it?

Sensible. Jamie Lee Curtis kicks a lot ass.
I really like her a lot. That’s superior, that’s nice to listen to. This has been a nice yr for horror films. However I can’t watch for that one, I noticed the trailer and freaked out.

I’m gonna ask you some spooky questions now. You prepared?
Lets do it.

Who would you say is your favorite basic monster, or horror movie villain?
Ooh. Hmm. There’s so many good villains. I really like Maleficent, I really like Chanel Oberlin in Scream Queens [laughs]. I really like Freddy, he’s all the time a good one. Paimon in Hereditary! I’ve all the time needed to play a villain. If I ever act, I need to play a villain. That’s the one means I’d ever act [laughs]. Charlize Theron in Monster, regardless that she’s not likely a villain, however it’s such a sensible portrayal.

Which horror movie have you ever screamed on the loudest?
Nicely nothing for me will in all probability beat watching It as a child, waking up, placing the VHS in at night time, whereas my mother and father have been asleep. I used to be simply so terrified. So It, as a result of I don’t actually love clowns [laughs]. Then The Omen actually terrified me as a child. I watched The Exorcist for the primary time about two, three years in the past and it actually blew me away. It holds up so properly, it’s nonetheless so superb and scary.

Do you consider in the paranormal?
I do and I don’t. I actually need to consider in it actually dangerous. I really like doing the ouija board, getting psychic readings, all that stuff related to it, so I actually do need to consider. I haven’t seen a ghost or a witch, or something paranormal… however I actually need to!

For those who have been in a horror movie, how would you die?
I’d in all probability simply surrender [laughs]. I’d be like, ‘Nah man, can’t do that.’ I might be lifeless. There’s so many superb tips that horror movie survivors have to determine to outlive, and I’d in all probability simply die in probably the most silly means ever. I’d in all probability exit like Paris Hilton in Home of Wax, which can also be a very iconic dying! [laughs]

If it have been a paranormal state of affairs, I’d surrender. But when it was a serial killer factor, I’d wish to assume I’d put up a struggle.
Yeah, similar. I’m simply… the primary to die. That may even be a very on model second, if I have been a part of a horror movie and was first to die. That’s one among my life objectives.

Should you have been visited by the ghost of anybody, who wouldn’t it be and why?
I would like it to be an iconic diva. In all probability Freddy Mercury. I’d like to be visited by the ghost of Freddie Mercury.

If there was a zombie apocalypse tomorrow, what would your escape plan be?
I might undoubtedly raid all the designer shops, take all the luggage I’ve all the time needed and die fortunately in a pile of luggage. I’d make it actually iconic with a lot of designer shit.

What’s the greatest Halloween costume you’ve ever carried out?
I did a fairly imply Sailor Moon one yr. I made her lifeless.

What are you planning to decorate up as this yr?
I’ve a couple of Halloween exhibits in LA this yr, and I really feel like LA is the most effective spot for Halloween. I undoubtedly wanna do Daphne from Scooby Doo this yr, I’ve all the time needed to do the Sarah Michelle Gellar model, just like the purple go-go boots and the ginger wig. Perhaps I’ll simply make her zombie Daphne or one thing or vampire Daphne. However yeah, that’s undoubtedly certainly one of them. Perhaps I’ll simply do Elvira?

I’m so on board with the Sarah Michelle Gellar model of Daphne. 
I really like her! [laughs] Icon!

Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed is like, so underrated.
Sure, completely! I actually need Spooky Island to be a actual theme park. I might so go.

I’m with you there. Who’s your favorite TV or movie witch?
Jessica Lange, Sarah Paulson and Emma Roberts in American Horror Story: Coven. Additionally, Anjelica Huston. I don’t keep in mind the title. Is it The Witches, the place they shrink youngsters into mice? You realize that movie?

Yeah it used to scare me a lot once I was youthful.
I really like that! Additionally Bette Midler in Hocus Pocus.

Bit darkish, however what’s your largest worry?
My largest worry is to remain in the identical place. I feel mentally and in life simply to really feel caught. I all the time wanna evolve and continue to grow and continue learning. That’s like my primary factor. I don’t wanna really feel like on a regular basis is identical factor over and over once more. I feel it’s additionally as a result of author’s block is the worst factor to me as a songwriter and an artist, so yeah, worry of being caught.

These are my spooky questions out of the best way. So, how is touring with Troye Sivan?
Superb! So thrilling. This entire factor occurred with him simply reaching out and being like, ‘Hey, wanna come on tour with me?’ I used to be like, ‘Yeah, duh bruh.’ Then we simply did it! He’s superb. I really like him, he’s such a nice artist, and we’re having a blast on tour, enjoying for bought out venues [laughs]. We have been simply at Radio Metropolis Corridor in New York, and that was superb. I’m glad I get to go on tour with like, associates. It simply looks like buddies on tour.

You’ve been releasing a lot of singles outdoors of your EP, can we anticipate an album for them?
I can’t utterly reveal that! There’s undoubtedly going to be an album subsequent yr. There’s undoubtedly going to be a lot extra music, however they belong someplace. Once we put out I Don’t Need It At All, we determined to place out a single a month, and that kinda completely broke me, placing out stuff continually. There’s a very streaming-oriented approach of releasing stuff, and how does an artist break via these days? It’s a loopy world on the market with streaming. There’s so many artists, there’s so many songs… I simply wanna give individuals music continuously, and give them mixtapes, give them singles, as a lot music as I can probably give them!

Flip Off The Mild Vol. 1 is now obtainable on iTunes and streaming providers. 

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