A Soulful Stunner! Kim Petras Bares Her Heart On “Can’t Do Better”

Mike Nied | June 8, 2018 12:03 am

Kim Petras has been on a hot streak since unveiling her crystalline bop, “I Don’t Want It At All,” in 2017. After the single went viral on Spotify and spawned a video featuring Paris Hilton, the German diva became an overnight sensation. Since then she has continually showcased her brilliant pop sensibilities on a slew of impressive releases like “Heart To Break.” Today (June 8), the 25-year-old returns with her latest single, “Can’t Do Better.” Reuniting with frequent collaborators Aaron Joseph, Cirkut and Dr. Luke, it is one of her most revealing to date. On it, she struggles with self-esteem and self-worth while in a relationship. “Do anything to keep you near. Count imperfections in the mirror. No, I can’t let you leave,” she coos on the opening lines.

Sugary synths build underneath her voice as she moves into the chorus and attempts to convince a partner that she is best for him. “Oh, you can’t do better. Don’t you know? Can’t you see that there’s no one else but me,” she proclaims over crashing drums and twinkling keys. Her emotions flow over on the bridge, which the hitmaker described as one of her favorites. “Don’t you know that you were meant for me? Don’t you know that this is killing me? And it’s not a possibility.” Delivering the lyrics with the utmost conviction, she imbues each line with pure emotion. Stripping back some of the glamorous excesses of her previous hits, this offers Kim an opportunity to get a little more intimate, and she pulls it off with absolute ease.

2018 is shaping up to be a big year for the budding pop princess. With nearly 7 million streams on Spotify, “Heart To Break” is proving to be a massive hit. And the accompanying video received rave reviews when it dropped. As her following grows, she is also landing some high-profile appearances. On June 9, the hitmaker is scheduled to perform at LA Pride alongside the likes of Kehlani and Tove Lo. She also announced plans to hit the road with Troye Sivan on The Bloom Tour this fall, which is bound to help her expand her reach in North America. With any luck she will cap off the year by rolling out an EP or an album. As it stands, she already has more than enough tracks on hand to fill out an EP and could easily be working toward a full-length debut. Give her newest anthem a spin below!

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