In between tour dates with acts such as Third Eye Blind, Dashboard Confessional, X Ambassadors and AWOLNATION, K. Flay is bringing her show to the Larimer Lounge in Denver, CO on July 11th.
K. Flay released her debut album, Life As A Dog last year, which debuted at #2 on Billboard Heatseekers chart, #14 Rap Album, #133 Billboard 200, and since then, she has been touring non-stop. She embarked on the 20th Anniversary of Vans Warped Tour last summer, followed by a headline run selling out venues in SF, LA, Chicago, Boston, New York and Austin, and this summer is no less busy.
Grab your tickets for K. Flay’s upcoming show at Larimer Lounge HERE, listen to her new single “Can’t Sleep,” and read a Q&A with her below!
The Prelude Press: I feel like you’ve just been touring non stop since Life As A Dog came out! How has the past year since its release been?
K. Flay: Yeah, it’s been a bit of a crazy year, but a really good one. I’ve had the opportunity to do a lot of amazing tours, and watch the record grow, take on a life of its own. there wasn’t much time between recording the album and releasing it, so in a lot of ways this past year has been a process of discovery and reflection with regard to the record.
Now, you’re doing some shows with Third Eye Blind and Dashboard Confessional, some shows with AWOLNATION and some headlining shows the next couple of months – what do you hope to bring to these shows, both your headlining ones and the other dates?
Mainly just a sense of energy and purpose. For the headline shows, it’s about showcasing material from Life As A Dog, but honoring past projects as well. I’ve released a lot of material over the years, so there’s quite a bit of songs to choose from. For the opening dates, it’s about representing what I do, but at the same time, getting the crowd ready for the main act. I’m like the dude that stretches Lebron’s hamstring.
How have the shows been so far?
They’ve been great. I love playing live music, so unless someone chucks beer at me, I’m happy.
You’ve been playing these shows with a full band too, right?
Yes, i’ve been playing with a drummer and a live guitarist/bassist. The last record definitely had more of a rock sound – we used a lot of guitar and bass on the songs – so I wanted the show to reflect that. And whenever you add another person on stage, it shifts the energy in a really cool way.
What do you hope listeners, both old and new, will take away from these upcoming shows?
I hope they get a sense of the breadth of the music, as well as my songwriting perspective. I’ve made an effort to focus on lyricism and storytelling with the past few releases, so for me it’s about combining that with the rawness of a live show. I’m a definite believer that the live versions of songs should sound and feel different from recorded ones – it’s about remaining faithful to the music but infusing it with a different, more gritty sort of spirit.
What else have you been up to since Life As A Dog dropped? Have you been working on any new material on the road?
I’ve been working on lots of new things – some collaborations with other artists, lots of demos for whatever project comes next. I just did a track with Golden Features that i’m really stoked on. It’s on his new EP, XXIV.
Do you have any other plans in the works after this string of tour dates? Anything you can share with us?
All top secret!
Thanks for taking the time to chat with us! Is there anything else you’d like to add?
Of course. Thanks for chatting with me. And the only thing to add is that I might go bowling tonight.