Petra Jarrar, 18, is a brand new artist to watch for. With her upcoming EP release slated for a fall release, the talented singer is on a mission to make upbeat tracks music lovers can both dance and relate to.
NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK—When this Connecticut native isn’t busy pursuing her political degree at an NYC college, she is diligently working hard on her music career. So far, it seems to be paying off. Already, her first single titled “Glamour Girl” has been generating positive reviews since its recent release.
“Ever since I released that song, people have been messaging me, emailing me and telling me how great the song is,” stated Petra. “I never anticipated so many people to say so many nice things about the song. I’m just really excited to see what’s going to happen next. The song is basically about someone who makes you feel so special you don’t need anything in the world but that person.”
With her sound reminiscent to the musical styles of Meghan Trainor, Adele and Amy Winehouse, Petra recently debuted the video to “Glamour Girl” on YouTube. Petra described the fun video as her official introduction to the world.”
“It felt really surreal on my first day of the shoot. My mother made all of the costumes for the video. I had a very particular image that I wanted to create. I wanted my look to match the sound. It’s a very family oriented project. In the video, it just stars me in a lot of crazy costumes in and around NYC and Coney Island. I’m basically showing all of the different sides/colors of my personality,” explained Petra.
Believe it or not, Petra says the inspiration to write “Glamour Girl” actually came while taking part in choir during mass.
“I just had a lot of different thoughts, and I just etched this entire song one day while I was performing at a service,” Petra explained. “Those masses are very long and I sometimes sit there just daydreaming about different things.”
According to Petra, she draws much of her musical inspiration from such talented artists as Adele, Amy Winehouse, Taylor Swift and Lana Del Rey. Like them, she does more than just a pretty face behind a microphone. She is a one-woman-show. She is not only the singer of her own songs but the producer and musician.
“Glamour Girl” is one of several tracks featured on Petra’s EP titled “Wonderland” which is scheduled for a fall release. She’s been in the studio working diligently on the project for the last two years. Many of the tracks will include lyrics about boys, relationships, being independent and adventurous.
“In terms of my sound, my music is almost on the brink of retro pop but it also has a bubblegum feel to it. There’s definitely an old school sound to what I do. It’s modern enough to be mainstream, though,” stated Petra. “When people hear my music, I hope they can pause and have fun to get away from all of their troubles. I write my music to help me deal with things I’m going through, and hopefully it can help other people do the same.”
In the future, Petra hopes to have the opportunity to perform all over the world, go on tour and put out a full-length album. To learn more about this rising star, check her out on her website by clicking here. You can also watch her new music video to “Glamour Girl” by visiting YouTube.