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.

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.

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, 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). She is currently pursuing her second Master's in Journalism at Harvard.