Today K.Flay follows up her incredible recent collab with Tom Morello “TGIF” with another musical partnership with a modern rock legend — Travis Barker. The two join forces on the provocatively titled and oh-so-real track “Dating My Dad”.
Among swooning vocals, warped guitars, and a solid percussive backbone, the GRAMMY-nominee reflects on the ways we follow in our parents’ mistakes and how we’re sometimes drawn to those who are just as messed up as the people who raised us. LISTEN HERE.
Of the track, K.Flay said “This is basically 6 months of therapy condensed into a single song. You spend so much of your life thinking that you’re the exception. But at the end of the day, you’re just like everyone else — becoming a version of your parents or falling in love with one. Or both. I wanted this song to feel playful though, because I was honestly laughing while I wrote that chorus lyric: ‘mom and dad we love em, either fuck em or become em.’ There are patterns in our lives and in our families that we can either choose to perpetuate, or choose to stop. That’s what growing up feels like, at least to me.”
Of joining up with Barker, she added “As the song was coming together, I asked Travis Barker if he’d be down to play drums and he absolutely smashed it. To me the song feels heavy and fresh but also impish in the best way.”
It’s the latest cut off of K.Flay’s forthcoming ‘Inside Voices’ EP that drops this Friday.