“We're looking out at a world that is getting hotter and scarier by the day, and still nothing seems to compel the government to take action. The video imagines a trash universe in which social isolation and littering and bad policing are the status quo -- a universe that doesn't feel so different from ours now.”
‘Not In California’ perfectly showcases K.Flay’s ability to deliver razor-sharp, brutally honest lyrics and spitfire rhymes. “The babies all cry as the scientists try but the politicians keep on screaming. I’d like a road map, like to turn the clock back but the internet it keeps on freezing,” she sings.
‘Not In California’ is from her third full-length album Solutions, which dropped earlier this year to critical acclaim. It was championed by the likes of the Observer, Sunday Times, Dork, Gay Times, Financial Times, Rock Sound, Classic Pop, Nylon, NPR, Under The Radar, The New York Times and many more.
It’s the third to be released chronologically the album, yet narratively it serves as the prequel to ‘Bad Vibes’ (WATCH), revealing how and why she was captured, with ‘Sister’ (WATCH) being the closing chapter, where our heroine escapes captivity with her female companion, only to find themselves in a world where everyone is moving backwards.
Watch the video for ‘Not In California’ HERE.
K.Flay is currently in the midst of The Solutions Tour, which kicked off earlier this month. Following a 19-city run in North America, she’ll venture to the UK performing in Birmingham, Bristol, Glasgow, Manchester and London before heading off across Europe. For tickets and more information, go to: www.kflay.com/tour
UK TOUR DATES - OCTOBER
18th - Birmingham, UK - O2 Academy2
19th - Bristol, UK - Thekla
21st - Glasgow, UK - St Luke’s
22nd - Manchester, UK - Gorilla
23rd - London, UK - Heaven
In other news, K.Flay has launched the first of its kind music-focused “microcast” (a shorter form podcast) designed and produced for smart speakers (Amazon and Google Home) around the world. “What Am I Doing Here” is hosted and curated by K.Flay and features conversation, jokes, musical interludes and special guests.
To listen on Alexa, simply say “Alexa, enable K.Flay show” and on Google Home, say “OK Google, talk to K.Flay show.” New episodes arrive every Wednesday.
“Solutions radiates positivity, pairing bright brashness or early Katy Perry with lyrical lessons on how to be happy. I Like Myself and This Baby Don’t cry are sunny standouts that couldn’t care less about being cool.” – Sunday Times
“Irresistibly uplifting and thought-provoking in equal measure. ‘Solutions’ finds K.Flay at her most assured, outspoken and witty.” – Rock Sound
“Solutions is her best album so far…and proves that she’s the punk/electronic queen the LGBTQ community deserves.” – Gay Times
“Dirty analogue synths… pure pop [and] a grungy, fuzzy languor… irresistible” – Observer New Review
“it’s all going to be okay now. K.Flay is here…Taking cues from hip hop, alt-pop, emo and electro, the album explores K.Flay’s recent swagger out of the grasp of darkness…2019 feels better already.” – Dork
“Delivering a powerful blend of alt-pop, rap and astute, witty lyricism K.Flay’s music exudes an empowering, passionate essence expressed as much in the sound as in her pertinent, outspoken lyrical commentary.” – London In Stereo
“A distinctive, bold, and passionate voice, K.Flay exudes a dynamism and vitality through her sound and is certainly an upcoming talent we’ll be hearing plenty more from.” – London In Stereo