“Future Starts Now” is a very fitting title for blonde bombshell Kim Petras’ newest single, the first track to be released from her debut album. Debuting the song live at Lollapalooza, “Future Starts Now” represents an end to pandemic stagnancy, a re-appreciation of pre-Covid life, and most importantly, the start of a new music era for Petras.
Petras’ newest single, described as “a dazzling, synth-heavy dance floor banger,” represents the pop singer’s pandemic angst. After a year of being stuck indoors, “Future Starts Now” urges the listener to enjoy the present, to not fret about the future, the past, or the time lost to Covid-19. In a sense, the song is a reclaiming of the moment, something that was taken when lockdowns forced people indoors for an unknown amount of time.
Although Petras may not be worrying about the future, it looks promising for her. Her debut album has been long-awaited by fans. Before the album, Petras built up her fanbase with the hit song “I Don’t Want It At All,” which reached the top spot on Spotify’s “Global Viral 50,” and the song “Heart to Break.” She has since satisfied her fanbase’s hunger with the work-of-length Clarity and the Halloween mix-tape Turn Off The Light. Most recently, Petras has featured on remixes of the viral songs “SugarCrash!” by Elyotto and “Jenny (I Wanna Ruin Our Friendship)” by Studio Killers.
Happening alongside the release of her new single, Petras has made a major decision for her music career. Petras used to release music as an independent artist but as of now, she is a member of the Republic Records family, a family which includes the likes of Ariana Grande, Post Malone and The Weekend, thus furthering Petras’ journey to pop icon.
As the world comes out of Covid-19 hibernation, there is much uncertainty on what’s next. However, with the release of “Future Starts Now,” her upcoming album and her signing to Republic Records, for Petras, one thing is certain: future starts now.
Listen to “Future Starts Now” on Spotify.
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