For K.Flay, Pessimism Has Become Old Hat


As artists grow in their craft, their music changes. Sometimes it is an ever so slight evolution, sometimes the change crosses genre lines. Other times, that evolution brings about a wisdom that builds on experience. That is what seems to have happened with K.Flay.

She says it wasn’t intentional but the finished product, “Solutions,” brought it all home for her.

“I had just gotten off tour. I had been on the road for, like, three years,” she said. “I was pretty worn down in a lot of ways; physically and psychologically.”

It was at that point that she started to write, putting together her thoughts.

“The best thing any of us can do it to write, or paint, or sing,” she said. “I knew I needed to inject some cautious optimism into life. Pessimism has become old hat. I decided that it was time to make a change.”

Those kinds of changes are the very spirit that bring out the best in people, Kristine, K.Flay’s given name, hinted to.

“I believe that we find ourselves when we do the riskiest thing possible. That’s what I was doing with the conscious decision to make that change,” she said. “I wanted to see myself and the world through a different lens.

“Simultaneously, I was coming home to the apartment of a person that had been on tour for three years,” she laughed. “I was putting my homelife back together as well. After three years, it looked the home of a squatter. I was also just getting into a relationship and coming to terms with what it meant to be fully involved with fully in love.”

The approach developed into an album that showcases just who K. Flay is and what it means to make a conscious decision to be a positive force in the world, as she said.

K. Flay currently is showcasing “Solutions.” She has taken a special interest in the visuals or this tour to “take it to the next level.”

“I have worked very hard with the crew to create a great stage production,” she said. “I am really proud of this show.”

Not only will fans get big visuals but they will get a night of audio and emotional peaks and valleys, according to Kristine.

“We have all agreed to take three hours out of our lives to break form the daily chaos and prevailing norms to express ourselves,” she said. “It’s my job to create that environment for everyone.”

K.Flay will be at The Town Ballroom Saturday. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.


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