As her North American headlining tour approaches, and the launch of her brand new, first of its kind microcast show “What Am I Doing Here” is set to debut next week, two-time GRAMMY® Award-nominated singer, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and producer K.Flay releases her highly-anticipated third full-length album, SOLUTIONS today on Night Street/Interscope Records.
Sticking to a powerful, passionate, and positive mission statement on her latest full-length, SOLUTIONS translates the simple pleasures into ten genre-bending bangers, and was catalyzed by a three-year whirlwind of multiple sold-out tours around the world and prolific output.
When faced with a daily maelstrom of concerns, complaints, and calamities in the news, in conversation, and in social media, a smile can signal true rebellion. Eschewing self-centered woe and melancholy-for-the-sake-of-melancholy, happiness has become the boldest and ballsiest of moves. She explains:
“When I got home from tour, I was in a dark place,” she admits. “Eventually, I made a decision to focus on the things that actually make me happy: walking around my neighborhood, drawing in notebooks with markers, talking to my mom on the phone. I thought, ‘What did I do as a kid to be happy?’ As a child, you don’t have access to alcohol, drugs, sex, caffeine. I looked back, when I had fun just by making music. I remembered the first time I wrote a song, burned a CD, and played it in my car. It’s the closest thing I’ve ever had to a religious experience. I reconnected with that spirit and stopped taking shit so seriously.”
In other news, K.Flay will be launching the first of its kind music-focused “microcast” (a shorter form podcast) expressly designed and produced for smart speakers (Amazon and Google Home) around the world next week. Debuting on July 17, “What Am I Doing Here” is hosted and curated by K.Flay and features conversation, jokes, musical interludes and special guests including Sam (X-Ambassadors), Bishop Briggs, Michael (Fitz and the Tantrums) and many more friends and family.
Equipped with a mobile studio including high quality microphones for her iPhone, apps for recording phone calls and more, “What Am I Doing Here” is recorded 100% live. Whether she decides to record in a supermarket, on the tour bus, or on the phone with her mom or kindergarten age niece, the idea is to transport the listener into her world versus the standard studio recordings.
Last month, K.Flay performed at LOVELOUD Festival in Utah, following her and her partner Miya Folick’s moving feature in GQ Magazine, detailing their coming out to friends and family and their relationship. Read the full article HERE.
This fall, she is also confirmed to perform at Austin City Limits as well as embarking on THE SOLUTIONS TOUR, which kicks off on September 3 in Phoenix, AZ. Following a 19-city run in North America, she’ll venture abroad for the UK and European leg of the tour, performing in London, Amsterdam, Brussels, Paris, Berlin, Stockholm, Prague, Munich, Frankfurt and more. For tickets and more information, go to: www.kflay.com/tour