Kim Petras’ ‘Turn off the Light’ is a chilling accompaniment to the Halloween season

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Kim Petras’ ‘Turn off the Light’ is a chilling accompaniment to the Halloween season

Halloween is swiftly approaching, and Kim Petras' new album is the perfect mood-setter.

Halloween is swiftly approaching, and Kim Petras' new album is the perfect mood-setter.

Calabaza Halloween / TindalosDI / CC BY 2.0

Halloween is swiftly approaching, and Kim Petras' new album is the perfect mood-setter.

Calabaza Halloween / TindalosDI / CC BY 2.0

Calabaza Halloween / TindalosDI / CC BY 2.0

Halloween is swiftly approaching, and Kim Petras' new album is the perfect mood-setter.

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The second I slid on my headphones and hit “play” on the first track off of Kim Petras’ “Turn off the Light,” I knew I was going to love this album.

First, I must admit that I’m not exactly the biggest fan of “spooky season.” That being said, this album surely got me in the spirit; I was instantly transported into the world of Halloween. 

The album isn’t accompanied by any music videos, but they also aren’t necessary.

One of the most remarkable aspects of this album is its ability to cultivate a distinct mood through sound and sound alone. Footsteps echo in the back, knives cut through the darkness, and you can faintly hear someone ringing the doorbell.

In fact, I believe music videos would inhibit the magic of this album. Without them, you can impress your own fears into the void. 

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It even requires a specific setting to listen to: late at night with the candles lit and the best headphones you can buy. 

The tracks on this album bleed into each other, yet each feels incredibly distinct. It’s less like a 17-track album and more like one 49-minute experience. It would feel wrong to listen to a single song by itself.