Kim Petras taps lil aaron for her bubbly new single “Faded”

Bubblegum pop never tasted so good.

December 16, 2017

Fresh off a collaboration on Charli XCX's magnificent Pop 2 mixtape, Kim Petras has dropped a sparkly new single of her own called "Faded." The bouncy bop features Indiana rapper and songwriter lil aaron who boasts about being "the greatest that there was and still the most underrated" on the third verse.


Over the past few months, Petras has released a handful of songs including "Hills," "Slow It Down" and "Hillside Boys." This past October, the German pop star made her official music video debut with "I Don't Want It All" which included a special Paris Hilton cameo.

Petras has been an icon in the trans community since 2006 following her participation in a German documentary. A few years later, she became the youngest person in the world to go through gender affirmation surgery at the age of 16.

"I just love the trans community and I’m constantly inspired by trans people that I meet," she told i-D in an interview. "I want to be seen as a good artist most of all, but yeah, I’m transgender and I make pop music."

Kim Petras taps lil aaron for her bubbly new single “Faded”