Kim Petras and Nicki Minaj Release “Alone” Music Video with a Nostalgic Twist

  • May 4, 2023

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German pop artist Kim Petras and rapper Nicki Minaj have teamed up to release their latest single, "Alone," produced by Dr. Luke and Rocco Did It Again!
The official music video pays homage to the 1990 club classic "Better Off Alone" by Dutch Europop duo Alice Deejay, with retro-themed scenes and striking outfits.
"Alone" has made a strong debut on the Billboard Hot 100, entering at No. 55, and is expected to feature on Petras' upcoming major-label debut album.
Kim Petras, the first openly transgender artist to win a Grammy for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, has been a vocal advocate for the LGBTQIA+ community.
Petras was inspired by "Better Off Alone" growing up in Germany, where she was exposed to the song's influence in clubs across Europe.

 

German pop sensation Kim Petras and renowned rapper Nicki Minaj have teamed up to release their latest single, “Alone,” which pays homage to the 1990 club classic “Better Off Alone” by Dutch Europop duo Alice Deejay. Dr. Luke and Rocco Did It Again!, who have collaborated with Petras on multiple occasions, produced the track.

A Trip Down Memory Lane

In the official music video for “Alone,” Petras and Minaj bring retro themes to life through various scenes and striking outfits.

Petras appears singing behind an old-school TV, donning marching band attire in one scene and channeling the iconic Olivia Newton-John look from “Physical” in another.

Minaj enters the video midway through, wearing a latex red shirt and tie and rapping alongside Petras, both sporting matching hot pink sunglasses.

Unforgettable Collaboration

In a conversation with Apple Music’s Zane Lowe, Petras shared her excitement about working with the legendary Nicki Minaj on the single.

She described the collaboration as surreal and praised Minaj as the “greatest ever.”

Minaj recently featured in the vivid music video for the Ice Spice single “Princess Diana,” for which she contributed a remix.

German pop sensation Kim Petras and renowned rapper Nicki Minaj have teamed up to release their latest single, “Alone,” which pays homage to the 1990 club classic “Better Off Alone” by Dutch Europop duo Alice Deejay. Dr. Luke and Rocco Did It Again!, who have collaborated with Petras on multiple occasions, produced the track.

Charting Success and A Highly Anticipated Debut

“Alone” has made a strong debut on the charts, entering the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 55. The song is expected to feature on the tracklist for Petras’ upcoming major-label debut album, which fans are eagerly awaiting.

This marks her second appearance on the chart following the success of her Grammy-winning collaboration with Sam Smith, “Unholy.”

Pioneering Artist Advocating for the LGBTQIA+ Community

Kim Petras, who made history as the first openly transgender artist to receive a Grammy Award for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for “Unholy,” has been a vocal advocate for the LGBTQIA+ community.

In a heartfelt interview with Out Magazine, Petras expressed gratitude to her parents for their unwavering support during her childhood struggles with her identity, crediting them with saving her life.

The singer also voiced concern about the ongoing challenges faced by the transgender community and the prevalence of transphobia in today’s society.

Petras encouraged people to focus on finding happiness for themselves rather than obsessing over the personal choices of others.

Inspired by European Club Culture

Growing up in Germany, Petras was exposed to the influence of “Better Off Alone” in clubs across Europe. She told Zane Lowe that she had experienced countless club moments with the classic song and that it had inspired her to make music.

Petras expressed her gratitude to Alice Deejay for allowing her and Minaj to create their own rendition of the iconic track.

With the release of “Alone,” Kim Petras and Nicki Minaj have created a nostalgic and catchy tune that will undoubtedly resonate with fans of both artists.

As anticipation for Petras’ major-label debut album continues to grow, it’s clear that this collaboration has set the stage for even more success in the future.

Craig Paradise media

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