With the help of longtime collaborator friend Tommy English, Sir Sly’s Jason Suwito (MisterWives, Fitz and the Tantrums), and Fast Friends (a trio whose credits include X Ambassadors and Saint Motel), K.Flay created a brilliant body of work that showcases why she is a trailblazer in the alt-pop genre.
“Outside Voices is the counterpart to Inside Voices,” says K.Flay “It's me pausing, taking a moment to reflect on the chaos of the world and of myself, and considering how I might be able to temper that chaos. How I've been complicit. How can I change? How can I find beauty in pain? This whole double EP project is an exercise in non-repression in airing my own bits of shame and vulnerability in the hopes that other people connect to those feelings too.”
Outside Voices finds the Grammy-nominee taking a more reflective view of complex matters such as loss and heartbreak (‘Nothing Can Kill Us’), identity (‘Weirdo’), personal agency (‘Caramel and Symphonies’), and the corrosive effects of capitalism (‘I’m Afraid of the Internet’).
Her Inside Voices EP featured guest appearances by Travis Barker and Tom Morello, which earned praise from the likes of Alternative Press, NME, Daily Star, Rock Sound, Upset Magazine, The Line Of Best Fit, DIVA, 1883 Magazine and Billboard who called it “delightfully irreverent ... a collection of angsty, rocked out pop-punk anthems that will have you banging your head and throwing up a middle finger in no time.”
Recently, she released the video to her dreamy, synth-rock ode to embracing the timeless memories of a relationship, ‘Nothing Can Kill Us’, starring Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. actress Eve Harlow. Hailed by Billboard as “an exhilarating alt-pop ode to the bulletproof sentiment of new love,” the two showcase the passionate feelings and memories of a relationship, hammering home the true message of the song -- being able to embrace the timeless memories of a relationship regardless of the status and how nothing can destroy what it meant to you. Watch video HERE
This week K.Flay has also been announced to support PVRIS on their May 2022 UK tour.
The Chicago-born K.Flay’s near-indefinable combination of dark-electro soundscapes, art-pop sensibilities, spitfire rhymes, industrial rock backbone and versatile vocals has led the songwriter/artist/multi-instrumentalist to two GRAMMY nominations (Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical for Every Where Is Some Where, and Best Rock Song for ‘Blood in the Cut’), tours alongside Grouplove, Imagine Dragons and Thirty Seconds To Mars, and festival appearances at ACL Fest, Bonnaroo, Coachella, Treefort, and Riot Fest. In addition to her Inside Voices EP, she also recently dropped the three-song cover collection Don’t Judge A Song By Its Cover that included off-the-wall remakes of songs by Limp Bizkit, The Offspring & Green Day, and appeared on songs by Arkells and Jax Anderson.