Rising star K.Flay today releases her highly anticipated new album Every Where Is Some Where via Night Street / Interscope Records. Available on all digital platforms from today, her highly anticipated full-length features fan favourites Black Wave, High Enough, Blood In The Cut, plus many additional and previously unheard of tracks certain to make waves upon its release.
On the album’s first official single, ‘High Enough’, K.Flay cleverly explores the power of lucid self-acceptance and delivers one of the album’s most blatantly upbeat tracks. Matching her seamless flow with sing-song melody, ‘High Enough’ fuses breezy rhythm and bubbly guitar lines into a hopeful meditation on keeping clear-headed.
Talking about the single, K.Flay declares “there are so many songs out there about getting fucked up,” she says of the song’s inspiration. “I think a part of me was asking the question: ‘What if I’m already high enough? What if I don’t need anything but what I’ve got?’ There are many moments in my life—whether it’s because of a person or a place—that I don’t want to feel altered or high or buzzed. I just want to feel exactly what I’m feeling.”
Kaleidoscopic in mood, Every Where Is Some Where also offers somber moments like ‘Mean It’—a stunningly vulnerable track built around K.Flay’s outpourings on love and family and lineage. Laced with subtle wisdom (“Remember what you love/So that when the world gets painful/You become your own god”), the starkly arranged song emerged from an especially cathartic writing session for Flaherty. “I wrote ‘Mean It’ in my bedroom in L.A., pretty late at night…the song just came pouring out,” she recalls. “I remember I was crying while I wrote it, which is pretty unusual for me.”“It’s Just a Lot,” meanwhile, came to life while Flaherty was “thinking about the world and how it’s so big and beautiful and sad,” giving way to a blissfully up-tempo but sweetly melancholic pop gem.
On ‘The President Has A Sex Tape’,K.Flay’s measured vocal delivery and throbbing bass line brilliantly clash with her barbed lyrics about the state of the world. “Nothing feels sacred anymore—our highest elected official is a reality television star who is incompetent and openly hateful,” says Flaherty. “The song started out as a lament, but turned into a rallying cry as we finished it. I hope it can be a weird little anthem for people feeling disillusioned or alienated.”
Since making her debut in 2010, K.Flay has spun fearlessly detailed lyrics that show the bright and dark of the world in her head. For her second full-length Every Where Is Some Where, the L.A.-based singer-songwriter delved deeper into introspection while adding an element of political commentary. The result is her most deliberate and dynamic work yet, a thrillingly vital album that channels the frenzy and anxieties of today’s world but ultimately exhilarates. According to Flaherty, “each song on the record is about creating a different kind of meaning out of a different kind of something,” she explains. “Even the dark places are places. You’re still somewhere.”
Serving as the follow up to her 2016 EP Crush Me—whose lead single ‘Blood in the Cut’ hit the top 5 on Modern Rock radio—Every Where Is Some Where amps up its defiant spirit with a densely textured yet gritty sound. Watch the edgy TJ Andrade-directed video for ‘Blood In The Cut’ HERE.
K.Flay is the first signing to Interscope imprint Night Street Records, founded by her friend and collaborator, Imagine Dragons’ front man Dan Reynolds. Every Where Is Some Where features production from some of pop music’s heaviest hitters, including Mike Elizondo (Fiona Apple, Regina Spektor, Skylar Grey, Twenty One Pilots) and Tommy English (BØRNS, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, Ladyhawke), amping up the album’s defiant spirit with a densely textured yet gritty sound.
“After Life As A Dog I was listening to so much late-’90s/early-’00s rock,” says K.Flay, referring to her 2014 full-length debut. “I was absorbing the energy of people like Karen O, Shirley Manson, and Emily Haines and feeling totally inspired by it, so there’s lots more live guitar, bass, and drums on this record.” The new record also deftly infuses that same raw intensity she’s revealed in touring with such artists as Passion Pit, Icona Pop, Awolnation, and Theophilus London.
The new album release follows a busy few months on the road for K.Flay (real name Kristine Flaherty), including a SOLD OUT U.S. headlining tour, a coveted spot opening for indie rock band Mother Mother on their jaunt across Canada and a SOLD OUT show at LA’s El Rey Theater this past week.
Having toured the UK in 2015 with PVRIS, K.Flay returned last summer to also play at Reading & Leeds Festivals, Bestival, as well as her sold-out headline show at the Hoxton Bar & Kitchen. She has just announced a new London headline show on Weds 28th June at the Camden Assembly.