Kim Petras - The Making of “Alone” (Vevo Footnotes) featuring Nicki Minaj

Kim Petras provides behind-the-scenes insight into her “Alone” music video featuring Nicki Minaj

Kim Petras is an LA-based, Grammy-Award-winning pop star from Germany. Not too long ago, she provided behind-the-scenes insight into her “Alone” music video featuring Nicki Minaj. Acclaimed video director, Arrad, also provided insights for the latest episode of Vevo Footnotes.

Kim Petras – The Making of “Alone” (Vevo Footnotes) featuring Nicki Minaj

“I was thrilled to hear Nicki say my name and was most proud she gave me the nickname ‘Kim Petty.’ That is iconic. Now I will forever be Kim Petty.” – Kim Petras explained

In the episode, Kim Petras shared her connection to the “Better Off Alone” sample used in the song and expressed her joy in having Nicki Minaj on board with the German-tech vibe in the music video. She shares her excitement about collaborating with Nicki and her delight when Nicki affectionately nicknamed her “Kim Petty.” Additionally, Kim revealed a hidden easter egg about paying attention to her fingernails in the video.

Director Arrad discussed the stunning fashion and his standout moment featuring the marching band. He also mentioned drawing inspiration from Europop music videos of the early 2000s, praises Nicki’s mesmerizing performance, and recalls the memorable laughs brought by Kim’s unexpected antics.

Below is a complete outline of “Alone” I Vevo Footnotes:

00:13 – [The writing process] started with a sample of “Better Off Alone” by Alice Deejay, one of my favorite songs growing up in Europe. I have many embarrassing and fun moments with friends to this song. – Kim Petras

00:33 – There is something special about the marching band scene – not only because of the stunning outfits but because of the joy it brought to Kim. – Arrad (Director)

00:53 – I am with my stylist team 24/7. We love each other so much. Couldn’t do anything without them! – Kim Petras

01:14 – Inspiration was drawn from the quintessential early 2000s Europop music videos by artists such as Fedde Le Grand and Alex Gaudino. – Arrad (Director)

01:34 – I wanted a really German techy vibe, and was so happy Nicki was down. The harness was custom-made by Zana Bayne. – Kim Petras

01:53 – I was thrilled to hear Nicki say my name, and was most proud she gave me the nickname “Kim Petty.” That is iconic. Now I will forever be Kim Petty. – Kim Petras

02:13 – Nicki constantly delivers a mesmerizing performance no matter what the shoot is. Every time I’ve worked with her it’s been smooth as butter. –Arrad (Director)

02:33 – [Regarding Easter eggs], all I’ll say is pay really close attention to my nails. – Kim Petras

02:53 – The most memorable laughs came from Kim’s unexpected antics, such as licking the clarinet or pulling quirky faces during her performances. – Arrad (Director)


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Vevo has consistently evolved over the past decade to lead within today’s ever-changing media landscape, embracing partnerships with a number of leading distribution platforms to deliver extraordinary content within ad-supported environments. With more than 25B views across television, desktop, and mobile devices each month, Vevo brings music videos to the world – when, where, and how fans want them.

Kim Petras – “Alone” single featuring Nicki Minaj

Kim Petras - “Alone” single featuring Nicki Minaj cover

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