Kim Petras drives a sunny alt-pop bop all the way to ‘Malibu’

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We know Kim Petras made big moves in summer 2019 with her glittery debut album Clarity, but it was her Halloween-themed electro record Turn Off The Light that really inserted the German alt-pop singer into our strobe-lit playlist. Today (May 7), Petras continues to roll with the seasons, dropping a sun-bleached funk-fueled bop that takes us down to the shores of “Malibu.” If only we could travel IRL!

“‘Malibu’ is a return to color, the feeling of being in love, and the escapism pop that I love the most,” Petras says. “After Clarity, I had cried all my tears and moved on, so this is a reflection of how I’ve been feeling. I just want ‘Malibu’ to be a fizzy, refreshing drink that comes to you during this quarantine and makes you forget all your anxieties. I hope this can be a little vitamin shot that brightens your day.”


We sure as heck need it.