Natalia Kills is not your average pop star. In 2011, she painted dance floors around the world pitch black—bringing her oft-described “dark pop” on the road while opening for Katy Perry on her colorful California Dreams tour. The pint-sized British provocateur ignited blogger buzz this summer with her explosive debut album, Perfectionist, and with twisted albeit perpetually glamorous music videos (highlights include her drowning in a box of money while whipping her tight ponytail and attending an Alice in Wonderland-on-acid-dinner party before being beheaded).
Next up, Kills will once again give them something to blog about with a video (which she describes as “Death by Milk”) for her new single, Kill My Boyfriend. ELLE chatted with the salacious songstress who confirmed all of our suspicions. Whether she’s riding roller-coasters with Katy Perry or jumping off moving train cars in Europe, she prefers life in the fast lane.
ELLE: What’s your fantasy for New Year’s Eve?
NK: Ideally I’d throw a huge dinner party (formal attire, of course) and my guests would be Oscar Wilde, Jimi Hendrix, Daphne Guinness, Kurt Cobain, Vivienne Westwood, Alexander Wang, Angelina Jolie, and Madonna.
ELLE: So, you sing about your love for shopping in Free. What’s on your belated Christmas list?
NK: I just got 3 pairs of Alexander Wang shoes and 2 pairs of Miu Miu sunglasses. I’d spend rent money for the new Prabal Gurung glasses though. And the Christopher Kane wool/leather perfecto jacket… I’d trade my first born child for it!
ELLE: Do you have a favorite Christmas song?
NK: We never play Christmas songs exactly; we just blast our vinyls and dance cheek-to-cheek in the living room pretending it’s 1961 again.
ELLE: If you could raid anyone’s closet, who would it be?
NK: Elle Fanning.
ELLE: Do you have a New Years’ resolution?
NK: Continue to be delightfully irrational.
ELLE: Tell us a good ol’ NYE disaster story.
NK: I lost a few games of Dominoes and had to knock back the Baileys. I woke up in the bath with my vintage dress drenched. It looked like it was Halloween, not NYE!
ELLE: What would you say was your biggest highlight of 2011?
NK: I was opening on tour for Katy Perry in Brazil and I flew into the show on a helicopter.
ELLE: Nice! So, you’ve traveled the world with everyone from Katy Perry to Robyn to the Black Eyed Peas. Tell us about some of your wildest experiences.
NK: Going to the ancient Mayan pyramids in Mexico with Katy Perry was lovely. We took a picture together on top of a mountain directly in the center of the universe, and a few days later we closed down a theme park and rode the rides for 9 hours straight. But the wildest moment was when I jumped off a moving train from Paris to Berlin so I wouldn’t be late for my first headlining show. I didn’t break any bones, and I made it to the gig on time.
ELLE: What can we expect from Natalia Kills in 2012?
NK: More music, more Love Kills xx episodes… and more debauchery.