Turn Off the Light, Vol. 1

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Turn Off the Light, Vol. 1
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EP by
Released1 October 2018
Genre
Length23:10
LabelBunHead
Producer
Kim Petras chronology
Spotify Singles
(2018)
Turn Off the Light, Vol. 1
(2018)
Clarity
(2019)

Turn Off the Light, Vol. 1 is the third extended play (EP), and first Halloween-themed body of work, by German singer-songwriter Kim Petras. It was released on 1 October 2018 through her own label, BunHead.[1] Petras began promoting the EP in mid-September, posting heavily edited photos to Instagram of herself, according to Paper, "styled as a sexy dead Victoria's Secret angel/Hades side-chick/goth middle schooler's notebook-doodled fantasy.[2] She later posted to Twitter that she "[couldn't] wait to share" a collaboration with Elvira.[2] Two vinyl LP pressings are scheduled for release on 20th September 2019: a "pink and white galaxy swirl" vinyl, which is exclusive to Urban Outfitters in the US, and a neon pink pressing which is a general retail release.

Accolades[edit]

Publication Accolade Rank Ref.
Idolator Top 20 Best EPs, Mixtapes and Playlists of 2018
13

Music[edit]

The EP opens with "Omen", inspired by the Halloween soundtrack,[4] and contains "ominous production" and "heavenly vocals" by Petras before transitioning into "Close Your Eyes", called a "zombie-fied banger" with a "racing beat" by Idolator.[5] "TRANSylvania" does not feature much of Petras' vocals, but includes a "throbbing bass and haunting sound effects".[5] The title track "Turn Off the Light" drew inspiration from Britney Spears' album Blackout[4] and features lyrics about "dangerous love" and a guest appearance from Elvira, who states: "Embrace your fear, don't dare to run. Only then will you be what you're meant to become."[5] "Tell Me It's a Nightmare" also concerns the theme of dangerous love, while "I Don't Wanna Die..." is a "synth-driven" song that, according to Idolator, could be heard at clubs.[5] "In the Next Life" is a "dark pop" track and an "electro-kissed banger", while closing track "Boo! Bitch!" was considered to contain the same elements as "I Don't Wanna Die..."[5]

Track listing[edit]

Credits adapted from Tidal.[6]

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Omen"1:40
2."Close Your Eyes"
  • Made in China
  • Joseph
3:56
3."Transylvania"
  • Petras
  • Joseph
  • Gottwald
  • Oliver
  • Made in China
  • Oliver
2:59
4."Turn Off the Light" (featuring Elvira, Mistress of the Dark)
  • Petras
  • Joseph
  • Gottwald
  • John
  • Hudson
  • Made in China
  • Joseph
3:12
5."Tell Me It's a Nightmare"
  • Petras
  • Joseph
  • Gottwald
  • John
  • Hudson
  • Made in China
  • Joseph
4:09
6."I Don't Wanna Die..."
  • Petras
  • Joseph
  • Gottwald
  • Oliver
  • John
  • Made in China
  • Oliver
2:07
7."In the Next Life"
  • Petras
  • Joseph
  • Gottwald
  • John
  • Hudson
  • Made in China
  • Joseph
  • Oliver
3:45
8."Boo! Bitch!"
  • Petras
  • Joseph
  • Gottwald
  • Oliver
  • John
  • Made in China
  • Oliver
1:22
Total length:23:10

Notes

  • "Omen" is stylised as "o m e n".
  • "Transylvania" is stylised as "TRANSylvania".
  • "I Don't Wanna Die..." is stylised in sentence case on some platforms and in all lowercase on others.

Charts[edit]

Chart (2018) Peak
position
US Heatseekers Albums (Billboard)[7] 21
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[8] 45

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Turn Off the Light, Vol. 1 by Kim Petras". iTunes Store. Retrieved 1 October 2018.
  2. ^ a b Goldfine, Jael (21 September 2018). "WTF Is Kim Petras Up To?". Retrieved 1 October 2018.
  3. ^ Wass, Mike (January 2, 2019). "The 20 Best EPs, Mixtapes & Playlists Of 2018". Idolator.com. Retrieved January 9, 2019.
  4. ^ a b Dommu, Rose. "Kim Petras's Track-by-Track Breakdown of Her Halloween Mixtape Turn Off the Light, Vol. 1". Out.com. Retrieved 2 October 2018.
  5. ^ a b c d e Nied, Mike (1 October 2018). "Spooky! Stream Kim Petras' Halloween-Themed 'Turn Off The Light, Vol. 1' EP Here". Idolator. Retrieved 1 October 2018.
  6. ^ "TURN OFF THE LIGHT, VOL. 1 / Kim Petras - TIDAL". listen.tidal.com. Retrieved 2018-10-02.
  7. ^ "Kim Petras Chart History (Heatseekers Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved October 16, 2018.
  8. ^ "Kim Petras Chart History (Independent Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved October 16, 2018.