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K.Flay Every Where Is Some Where

K.Flay — Every Where Is Some Where (April 7th, 2017)

 K.Flay — Every Where Is Some Where (April 7th, 2017) K.Flay — Every Where Is Some Where (April 7th, 2017)•   Amazing. Mesmerizing. Talented. K.Flay is one of the more inspiring electronic oriented female musicians I’ve found in a long time. Empowered lyrics, authentic humility, and swag. Keep it coming!Fotka uživatele Ben Tais Amundssen.                                          © K. Flay / Photo credit: Jason Barbagelott
Birth name: Kristine Meredith Flaherty
Born: June 30, 1985
Origin: Wilmette, Illinois, United States
Location: Los Angeles, California
Genre: Indie, Alternative Hip~Hop
Instruments: Vocals drums guitar bass guitar synthesizer keyboard
Album release: April 7th, 2017
Record Label: Night Street Records/Interscope Records
Duration:     39:52
01. Dreamers     3:34
02. Giver     3:34
03. Blood In The Cut     3:09
04. Champagne      2:12
05. High Enough     3:52
06. Black Wave     3:38
07. Mean It     3:25
08. Hollywood Forever     3:05
09. The President Has A Sex Tape     2:52
10. Its Just A Lot     3:25
11. You Felt Right     3:22
12. Slow March     3:44
℗ 2017 Interscope Records (Night Street Records)Fotka uživatele Ben Tais Amundssen.

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•   Previous album: Life as a Dog     #133US     #14US Rap     #2US Heat
Every Where Is Some Where
by K.Flay
throughout our lives, we will come to find ourselves in a lot of different places
a lot of different rooms
a lot of different corners
a lot of different wheres
those wheres will be unexpected. they will surprise us, scare us, change everything, change nothing, and break our hearts
when i was little and my parents split up, my mom and i left home, white suzuki packed full of suitcases and some boxes. i don’t remember the packing, but i do remember the leaving. it was chilly and wet in chicago and i had just learned about my dad’s drinking. the plan was to move in with friends and family while we figured it out
heavy air when we parked the car in a new driveway. my mom and i were both crying, for different reasons, but also some of the same ones. and then, as sure as the first hand clicks from 12 to 1, it all seemed insane and hilarious  —  the clothes we brought with us, the rain, the drinking, the stupid little stick shift suv
‘we’ll laugh about this some day’
my mom said
and we both laughed. because even though it was hard to leave a marriage and terrible to be soaked with rain and confusing to be a six year old watching it happen, we were alive and together. and at that moment, our where changed. it became a where of friendship and love. not just one of loss
experience is subjective. we get to decide what’s devastating, what’s beautiful, and what we do next. in the books of our lives, we are both protagonist and narrator. and narrators have incredible power. in writing this album, i thought a lot about the places that shape us, and how, in turn, we shape those places in our minds
as human beings living on earth right now, we find ourselves in a very particular where. the planet is getting warmer, the internet is getting bigger, the stakes are as grave as ever. the president of the united states of america is a television celebrity who openly degrades those unlike him (non~white, non~male, non~straight, non~wealthy, non~citizen), whose chief strategist has spent much of his career promoting white nationalism in a country meant to foster diversity and progress through tolerance. a president who intends to limit our freedoms, foment hatred & silence dissent
and yet. every place, every where, is just some place, some where. it’s all arbitrary and fucked up and sometimes lucky. i think you can understand the fact of your own smallness in this world while still celebrating the very particular singularity of who you are and where you happen to stand
look down at your feet and decide what that means. instead of being afraid i’m going to try to be brave, instead of feeling regret i’m going to focus on getting better tomorrow, and instead of hoping that someone else will say it or move it or mean it, i’m going to do it myself let’s make art and friends and purpose and be good to each other...Fotka uživatele Ben Tais Amundssen.Review
•   { Raw, unfiltered poetry with those quintessential raspy vocals. }
•   Toomorrow, alternative hip hop phenomenon K.Flay drops her highly sought~after sophomore full~length, Every Where is Some Where. We got a listen to the twelve track stunner, and we absolutely could not get enough. Since 2014’s Life as a Dog, we’ve seen a progression in the layering of her compositions, the introduction of a very mysterious and exciting vibe.
•   The album opens with “Dreamers”, with the initial soundscape like we’ve been thrown into an alternate universe or slow motion dream. Then the beat sets in, and her characteristic raspy vocals lead you into an “I want more” anthem. On the flip side, “Giver” is a very open evaluation of her awareness of self, highlighted by lines like “But all I do is fuck it up … But I don’t know if I’m a giver.” Third track “Blood in the Cut” was on her 2016 Crush Me EP, and it is absolutely a crowd favorite.
•   “Champagne” is the ultimate good vs. evil track, getting intense and raw within the lyrics she weaves as quickly and effortlessly as Busta Rhymes. (Yeah, we said it.) Fifth track “High Enough” brings in more of a rock feel with its instrumentals, a departure from the bass drop, hip~hop aspects of its predecessors. It’s also the first true romantic track on the album, boasting lyrics like “I’ll take a hit of whatever you got … Oh you’re phenomenal, feel like a domino, fall to my knees / I am a malady, you are my galaxy, my sweet relief,” painting the ever~ivid picture of love as a drug. The lyrics of “Black Wave” would suggest that K.Flay is struggling for some understanding in dark times (“Who you gonna trust when the killer is the cop … running in a rat maze / shaking in my own cage / What do I believe?”), which is how a lot of people feel nowadays. The way she utilizes the change in melody and really exercises her vocal range adds a depth to the words that make the track infinitely relatable.
•   Seventh track “Mean It” slows it way down for us, allowing K.Flay time for pause for nostalgic reasons, as she delves into specific details of her home life. This sets the stage for her to express her desire to be in love. “So when I say I love you I want to mean it / Cause I say a lot of things that I don’t mean” is a chorus we should all aspire to, a thought that is very advanced for K.Flay’s short 31 years. “Hollywood Forever” would also suggest the artist has been working for clarity and enlightenment in her own life, set to a slow and beautiful guitar~driven instrumental.
•   The witty and uncomfortable title “The President Has A Sex Tape” swoops in after to captivate all of your attention, an intense and poignant commentary on some hot button issues right now. “It’s Just A Lot” follows with a similar melody and tempo, this time viewing things through the painstakingly obvious lens of retrospect while simultaneously trying to “hold onto the innocence [she’s] got.” But she’s right. Life is overwhelming, “it’s just a lot.” And while “You Felt Right” may or may not be a confessional about a forbidden love, it reintroduces a slightly more hip hop vibe to the album, with bass hitting in the perfect places to make this one a hip swayer. “Slow March” ends it all and ~ while it’s not the slowest track on the album ~ examines her emotional changes throughout the months. And she’s right. Life IS a slow march, and things aren’t always going to fast track the way they want you to.
•   Bottom line? If you open your mind to it, you will find that you can learn a lot about yourself from this album. Every Where Is Some Where is absolute poetry in its raw, confessional state. We’re big fans of the unique edge K.Flay provides in her vocals, and are under the impression that many humans are going to feel pretty badass spinning this new release on repeat in the coming months.   •   http://www.imposemagazine.com/
Website: http://www.kflay.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/kflay
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kflaymusic
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/kflay
Interview 1: http://popcrush.com/k-flay-interview-new-album-fans-missy-elliott/
Interview 2: Chrissie Dickinson, Chicago Tribune
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/kflayFotka uživatele Ben Tais Amundssen. © Photo credit: Lauren Dukoff

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