Are we human, or are we dancer?
We’re loving the new stripped back cover of The Killers‘ ‘Human’, by Spotify RISE artist Kim Petras. The track was recorded exclusively for Spotify at their studios in NYC, along with an acoustic version of her own song, ‘Hills.’
The Spotify Singles swiftly follow ‘Heart To Break‘, Petras’ latest single released just last week (which got its first spin on Radio 1’s Adele Roberts‘ Best New Pop Playlist show) and her recent collaboration with Charli XCX on ‘Unlock It’ (ft. Kim Petras and Jay Park) from Charli’s Pop 2 mixtape.
Petras’ breakout single ‘I Don’t Want It At All’ featured a special guest appearance by Paris Hilton. The song has amassed more than 6 million Spotify streams and hit #1 on the Global Spotify Viral Chart.
Spotify RISE is an emerging artist program designed to identify and break the next wave of music superstars through Spotify’s unmatched cultural influence and 140+ million music fans.
Petras’ has been in love with pop music since her childhood in Cologne, Germany, where she made worldwide headlines as the youngest person to receive gender reassignment surgery at the age of 16, having begun transitioning with female hormone therapy following her twelfth birthday.
Spotify’s current RISE artists include L.A.-based singer/songwriter/producer, Lauv; Union City, Tennessee-raised, Russell Dickerson, who is one of country music’s most talked-about new talents; and 18-year old Canton, Ohio native, Trippie Redd, who blends elements of rap and trap with touches of emo and punk rock.
Listen to Spotify’s RISE artists HERE.
Photo: Charlotte Rutherford