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Kim Petras Debuts “Heart to Break” Music Video

You’ll be blown away by the over-the-top fairy tale aesthetics in this captivating new work.

Kim Petras

If you could be a Disney princess for a day, which character’s story would you love to bring to life? For rising pop star Kim Petras, the dream scenario is taking inspiration from a few iconic roles to craft her own magical fairy tale — which plays out in the dazzling new “Heart to Break” music video.

“This is the biggest music video I’ve done,” the artist shared in a new interview about this exciting new work. “It has choreography, painted back drops, CGI – it has all that good stuff.”

The openly trans songstress explained that the idea for this music video’s story was telling the tale of a transgender heroine within a colorful and romantic universe. “My creative director Nick Harwood and I were looking on Twitter, laughing at comments, and noticed somebody said ‘there should be a trans Disney princess movie.’ We totally agreed, and thought about what that would look like if we did it as a music video. So we just did it,” Kim revealed.

Though this video tells a creative story — complete with stunning visuals, fabulous retro-inspired fashions, and powerful vocals — there are definite inspirations being played out in the concept-heavy footage.

“We informed ourselves about a lot of glass fairy tales, and even found a real story from the 1800’s, where there was a king in Europe who was really scared of being made of glass and of breaking. I think it was called the glass illusion or something,” the singer added. “So we just got obsessed with the idea of a princess who is afraid of breaking into a million pieces if she falls in love with somebody. We just fused all of those things together to make the video. I think its really great for the song because the song is such a ‘hopeless romantic’ song, so going fairy tale-ly with the video made sense. I think it turned out really cool, and I’m so excited to share it.”

This concept matches so perfectly with the original story behind the track, which is a bubblegum sweet story of a love quickly spinning into heartbreak territory.

Make sure to check out Kim Petras’ new “Heart To Break” music video above, and share your reactions with us below.

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Written by Kristine Hope Kowalski

Kristine is a writer and celebrity entertainment news journalist with a specific obsession with Nickelodeon + Disney Channel shows, boy bands, K-Pop, Broadway shows, and international series dramas. If she's not writing or tucked away in a good book, she is most likely traveling the world and spamming her friends' Instagram feeds with photos from her adventures. Kristine has a BA in Comparative Literature from Rutgers University (2011), and an MA in Interdisciplinary Humanities and Social Thought from NYU (2013).

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