Kim Petras stans, it’s finally here. On Monday, the singer surprise-released her originally-scrapped, partially-leaked album, Problématique.
The 10-track LP features songs such as “Born Again,” “Something About U,” “Dirty Things,” and “All She Wants” featuring Paris Hilton. All of the songs are co-produced by Dr. Luke, Aaron Joseph, and Vaughn Oliver.
“It was shocking when I found out part of the album leaked — at the time — that it wasn’t ever going to come out, especially as I poured so much of myself into it,” Petras said in a statement via the Associated Press. “I was heartbroken but, at the same time, it was really exciting to see my fans listening to the tracks and loving them.”
Problematique was initially set to be Petras’ debut album, though it was put on pause and it later leaked online in 2022. At the time, Petras welcomed fans to “listen to the leaks” since her new music was in “limbo.”
“I’m not getting to put out any music anyways I’m fucked,” Petras wrote at the time, before deleting the tweets. “I’m devastated idk how all of this happened and I just wanna quit.” Problématique was set to follow the release of Slut Pop, which was also co-produced by Joseph and Luke.
According to a track list originally shared by Joseph in 2021, the original Problématique featured several songs that ended up on her album Feed the Beast, which she dropped in June, including “Revelations,” “Coconuts,” and “Hit It From the Back.” The new version of the LP also doesn’t feature what would have been its lead single, “Future Starts Now.”
Petras is set to commence her Feed the Beast World Tour with a performance at Life Is Beautiful on Friday, before making her way across the U.S. with stops in Boston, New York City, Los Angeles, Pheonix, and San Diego.
Over the last several days, Petras has released “Symphonic Sessions” of the songs she released on Feed the Beast, where she performs fan favorites from the LP such as “Claws,” backed by an orchestra.