If you look up K.Flay, you will come across words like “Fusion”, “Unique”, and “Prospect”, among many other descriptive words that you want associated with a true artist. Trying to fit K.Flay’s distinctive style into one single genre box is like trying to hold the very ocean in your hands; an impossible task. She may hold the true MC moniker, but she has shown that she is so much more than that.
With the recent release of her highly anticipated, and very well received new album titled Every Where Is Some Where, K.Flay will no doubt be a name many listeners will want to share among the masses.
A polarization of ideas, K.Flay is both fun and feisty, demanding and combative. She is going to be an inspiration for all the self-empowered woman looking to make a statement about who they are, and that is a real gift to the music world.
Currently promoting her lead single Black Wave, this deviously catchy track takes a page from Bjork’s book, while tipping the hat to Nine Inch Nails. It is a creatively layered song that journeys through a multitude of vocal styles and tempo changes. K.Flay’s lyrical style is smooth and edgy, but when the chorus hits, it’s a beautiful thing. Black Wave is a solid choice for a single, and if you listen to one track after reading this, this would be the track to turn up past ten.
Blood In The Cut is impossibly catchy for as simple as it is, but it works. The song leans heavily on it’s one distinct riff, but that riff is milked for everything it’s got, and by the end of the track, you end up hitting repeat, and turning it up. K.Flay has this renegade air about her, and you can’t help but get caught up in the “Fight Club” mentality when you listen to this gem of a track.
The final track on the album is titled Slow March, and it is a cute, fun little track, with a dark edge of course. Offering up a catchy beat with some heavy synth-action, Slow March feels like the perfect song for an evening summer drive, somewhere in the heart of a city. It is so obviously single-worthy, that I am certain that this will be made one.
The thing I respect about K.Flay is her attention to creative detail and honesty. She understands the power behind her voice, and the importance of telling us how she feels, truthfully, and without watering it down. This might sound like an easy and obvious trick for an artist, but in today’s current Generation Snowflake mentality, it is getting more and more difficult to talk freely about the pain you have inside; people generally want it diluted down a bit, and thankfully K.Flay doesn’t mince her words.
An album this creatively demanding, and with this sort of genre fusing, will no doubt, polarize the listeners. Some will get it on the first listen through, while others will have to take another listen to really get the depth found within.
If you are looking for something new, something to kick your ass out of bed, and something to inspire you to create; then look no further than what the impressive K.Flay has offered up, because it is really great music, and she deserves all the accolades coming her way.