Rising star K.Flay releases the official video for “Black Wave” from her new album Every Where Is Some Where via Night Street / Interscope Records. Available on all digital platforms now, her highly anticipated full-length features fan favorites Black Wave, High Enough, Blood In The Cut, plus many additional and previously unheard of tracks certain to make waves upon its release.
On the album’s first official single, “High Enough,” K.Flay cleverly explores the power of lucid self-acceptance and delivers one of the album’s most blatantly upbeat tracks. Matching her seamless flow with sing-song melody, “High Enough” fuses breezy rhythm and bubbly guitar lines into a hopeful meditation on keeping clear-headed.
Talking about the single, K.Flay declares “there are so many songs out there about getting fucked up,” she says of the song’s inspiration. “I think a part of me was asking the question: ‘What if I’m already high enough? What if I don’t need anything but what I’ve got?’ There are many moments in my life—whether it’s because of a person or a place—that I don’t want to feel altered or high or buzzed. I just want to feel exactly what I’m feeling.”
Kaleidoscopic in mood, Every Where Is Some Where also offers somber moments like “Mean It”—a stunningly vulnerable track built around K.Flay’s outpourings on love and family and lineage. Laced with subtle wisdom (“Remember what you love/So that when the world gets painful/You become your own god”), the starkly arranged song emerged from an especially cathartic writing session for Flaherty. “I wrote ‘Mean It’ in my bedroom in L.A., pretty late at night…the song just came pouring out,” she recalls. “I remember I was crying while I wrote it, which is pretty unusual for me.” “It’s Just a Lot,” meanwhile, came to life while Flaherty was “thinking about the world and how it’s so big and beautiful and sad,” giving way to a blissfully up-tempo but sweetly melancholic pop gem.
On “The President Has a Sex Tape,” K.Flay’s measured vocal delivery and throbbing bassline brilliantly clash with her barbed lyrics about the state of the world. “Nothing feels sacred anymore—our highest elected official is a reality television star who is incompetent and openly hateful,” says Flaherty. “The song started out as a lament, but turned into a rallying cry as we finished it. I hope it can be a weird little anthem for people feeling disillusioned or alienated.”