REVIEW: K.Flay – ‘Black Wave’

Who is K.Flay?

Kristine Meredith Flaherty (born June 30, 1985), known by her stage name K.Flay, is an American musician. Flay was inspired by artists M.I.A. and Missy Elliott to pursue a career in Rap music.

Her first success came from the album Life as a Dog in 2014. She has performed with Snoop Dogg, Passion Pit, and on the Vans Warped Tour 2014. She thought of Warped Tour as a great learning experience and “was almost like an exercise in becoming a better performer”.

She has twice recorded with Audiotree in Chicago, in 2013 and 2015. In 2016, Flay signed with Interscope Records. She was the first artist signed to Dan Reynolds’ Night Street Records Imprint.

K.Flay’s ‘Black Wave’ is the ultimate empowerment anthem!

“It’s about facing something immense and menacing and choosing not to cower”. These are the words, US based singer-songwriter K.Flay uses to  describes her latest single Black Wave.

A electro-pop mix, taking influences from Missy Elliott to Liz Phair, K.Flay hard-hitting and inspiring lyrics and rock-inspired choruses will have any listener captivated. Such an electic mix has earned the singer critical acclaim and a supporting slot on Snoop Dogg’s tour. You may also recognise the track ‘Blood In The Cut’ from the latest Fifty Shades trailer.

With a debut album due on April 7th, there is much to suggest K.Flay is sure to enjoy success on both sides of the Atlantic and become an “artist to watch” for 2017.


Reviewed by Victoria

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