12 Songs, 38 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

After months of drip-feeding her first full-length project to fans—devising her own release schedule and dropping a new song each week—German-born pop superstar Kim Petras presents the full, glittering package. Clarity is baked in ’80s bubblegum nostalgia—it’s neon, cartoonishly girly, and largely apolitical—but isn’t without layers. Underneath the raunch and sass of Madonna-inspired bops like “Broken” and “Do Me,” Petras offers glimpses at her own empowering journey through gender reassignment surgery and self-discovery. Sometimes, she tells that story through an outstretched hand: “From the bottom you come up/From haters to lovers/From nada to Prada/You know you’re the star that you are,” she belts on closing track “Shinin’,” which feels like an it-gets-better anthem for LGBTQ+ kids and outsiders. “If you’re lost/Don’t get down/Don’t give up now/You should know just what you are.”

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Apple Digital Master

EDITORS’ NOTES

After months of drip-feeding her first full-length project to fans—devising her own release schedule and dropping a new song each week—German-born pop superstar Kim Petras presents the full, glittering package. Clarity is baked in ’80s bubblegum nostalgia—it’s neon, cartoonishly girly, and largely apolitical—but isn’t without layers. Underneath the raunch and sass of Madonna-inspired bops like “Broken” and “Do Me,” Petras offers glimpses at her own empowering journey through gender reassignment surgery and self-discovery. Sometimes, she tells that story through an outstretched hand: “From the bottom you come up/From haters to lovers/From nada to Prada/You know you’re the star that you are,” she belts on closing track “Shinin’,” which feels like an it-gets-better anthem for LGBTQ+ kids and outsiders. “If you’re lost/Don’t get down/Don’t give up now/You should know just what you are.”

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
233 Ratings

233 Ratings

ALVAREZZ3000 ,

Best pop artist out there

Can't get enough of Kim Petras. Bop after bop. This album is filled with them. My facorite so far is "Icey"....I do hope we get another mix tape like last years masterpiece. I also love the fact that she makes it about the music, and not her being transgender. Not that theres anything wrong with it, but the focus here is the music and it shows. Good quality pop hits! Love you Kim!

@itscolephillips ,

Sis .. hold on tight

Full of bops, Icy may be the bop of the century but who am I to say? Buy the album and see for yourself. Sis is here and making statements. She is telling our story through bubblegum pop. This is what we CAME FOR

sonicyouth1993 ,

album of the summer

i lost 14 pounds listening to this album

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