By Jordan Lyric
Photos by Jordan Lyric
Kim Petras recently had a stop in Philadelphia during her national tour and put on a show to remember at The Fillmore, playing a collection of her best hits along with her seamless choreography. Her bubblegum-pop music filled the almost sold-out venue as fans danced and sang along with her as she delivered her most popular songs.
Petras’s music has all the makings of pop staples; it’s catchy, it’s fun, and it’s dance-worthy. She draws an excited, fashionable, glitzy crowd and she herself is the same. Her performance harkens back to the “Pop Shows” of the earlier 2000s, bringing a long lost nostalgia back to the stage.
Her newest album, Clarity, has been met with a warm reception, particularly to single “Icy,” a song that meshes the vulnerability of a recent breakup with the empowerment of feeling complete on one’s own. The record, and the aesthetic of the show and Petras herself, is a departure from the darker, more glam-horror influenced image Petras has previously taken up to go along with her earlier works. She pulls it together infallibly, with a stunning vocal performance, an energetic and upbeat show that had fans partying right along with her.
You can listen to Clarity here.