Kill My Boyfriend (Natalia Kills song)
|"Kill My Boyfriend"|
|Single by Natalia Kills|
|from the album Perfectionist|
|Released||10 January 2012|
|Format||CD single, digital download|
|Genre||Synthpop, electronic rock|
|Label||will.i.am Music Group, Cherrytree, Kon Live, Interscope, Bozadya, Dandyville|
|Writer(s)||Natalia Kills, Junior Caldera, Julien Carret|
|Natalia Kills singles chronology|
"Kill My Boyfriend" is a song by English recording artist Natalia Kills, released as the third and final single from her debut album, Perfectionist (2011). The music video was released on 10 January 2012. The song was produced by french DJ Junior Caldera, who co-wrote the song alongside Kills and Julien Carret.
In an interview with the magazine Time Out Dubai, Kills explains that "Kill My Boyfriend" is about a boy she dated as a teenager, adding that the song is autobiographical. She also reports that the man concerned knows that the song tells his story. About the metaphor of the title of the track, she admits that there were many moments where she could have killed him, saying :
I had this [partner] who didn’t realize what a good thing he had with me, he was a lucky boy and he [messed] up. There were lots of moments when I could have killed him and it would have made sense. If I had been sent to court the jury would have had lots of empathy for me. He had bad [partner]-ism down to a perfected art form.
Poponandon gave a positive review saying: "Kill My Boyfriend" is EXACTLY what you would expect it to be, Natalia isn’t shy or subtle to any degree on this one (or on anything else for that matter). The track that hides nothing just may be one of Natalia Kills’ best songs to date though. "Kill My Boyfriend" plays out like a 60′s POP throwback with the story line of a horror movie, terrifyingly perfect.
"Kill My Boyfriend" achieved little success in the charts, however it did manage to chart at number 20 in Belgium on its Ultratop chart.
In the video for "Kill My Boyfriend", Kills and French-American director Guillame Doubet visualize the concepts of contradiction, obsession and perfect imperfection that dominate the song. Like an obedient yet determined Stepford wife, Natalia pours herself fresh cups of milk in her spotless '50s styled kitchen while quietly plotting a way out of her silent misery, marrying style with substance in that is fueled by her ongoing fascination with imperfect perfection. That theme continues to drive her music and aesthetic, neatly emphasizing that there's very little to Natalia Kills than a hooky pop tune.
- Digital download
- "Kill My Boyfriend" - 3:31
|Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)||20|
|United Kingdom||10 January 2012|
- Garratt, Rob (2012-07-17). "We speak to UK singer on will.i.am and playing in the UAE". Time Out Dubai. Time Out. Retrieved 2012-08-11.
- http://poponandon.com/listen-natalia-kills-kill-my-boyfriend/. Missing or empty
- "Ultratop.be – Natalia Kills – KillMyBoyfriend" (in Dutch). Ultratip. Retrieved 12 February 2012.