Chicago native K. Flay has been on the fast-track to stardom for the better part of the last 3 years. With 2014’s fan-funded debut LP Life as a Dog and 2016’s Crush Me EP (which spawned mega-hit “Blood in the Cut”) under her belt, Flay has proven that she’s a musical force to be reckoned with. In support of the latter album, K. Flay brought her Crush Me Tour to a sold-out Hell Stage at famed venue The Masquerade.
K. Flay is not your typical up and comer, her musical stylings fluctuate from delivering razor-sharp rhymes á la Missy Elliot to unapologetically wearing her heart on her sleeve reminiscent of a 90's era Alanis Morissette. K. Flay is an enigma, an inspiration, and a role model and the Atlanta crowd at hand made sure she left fully aware of it. With a start time of 9:45, K. Flay makes her first impression on her voracious fans by hitting the stage in a bright red hoodie denoting her clear stance on the recent controversial travel ban President Donald Trump attempted and failed to instate, "Immigrants Welcome".
Politics aside, K. Flay delivers a pedal-to-the-metal, sing-your-heart-out heck of a show. She navigates through the stage as though possessed by the music. All the while, she is interacting with her adoring crowd, be it chatting it up on stage or scaling the barricade to perform as close to fans as humanly possible. Flay delivers emotionally charged performances of all her hits, “Make Me Fade”, new single “Black Wave” and, of course, “Blood in the Cut”, to name a few.
With her tour in full throttle, K. Flay has been selling out shows left and right. If you’re lucky enough to snag a ticket, be sure to catch the raw sincerity and musical genius that is K. Flay or head over to her website for updates and learn more at www.kflay.com
Article by Andres Alvarado