K.Flay releases new album & video ‘Punisher’


K.Flay’s new full-length studio album MONO is officially out today (Sept 15th) via Giant Music, stream via your preferred DSP HERE. Along with the album today, K.Flay has released an animated music video for Punisher, a song that gives the LP formidable momentum as she bluntly confesses to her self-chastising tendencies in the track singing, “Nobody knows how to punish me like me.”

“Sometimes I love songs where there’s not a lot of mystery,” K.Flay notes. “You play it loud and it feels extremely good; it makes you feel tough and powerful—and powerful in a way that’s generative rather than oppressive, like a power plant or pedalling a bike.”

‘Punisher’ follows the hard-hitting ‘Irish Goodbye’ which features K.Flay and Pierce the Veil’s Vic Fuentes – watch HERE, the electrifying ‘Shy’ – watch HERE, and the riveting guitar-driven lead single ‘Raw Raw’, watch HEREMONO is the fifth full-length for the multi-platinum, 2x Grammy-nominated K.Flay and her first album since going completely and suddenly deaf in her right ear at the end of last summer.

Although K.Flay’s hearing loss deeply informed her songwriting on MONO, the album explores an entire spectrum of existential questions and complex matters of the heart and mind. In unravelling the narrative thread woven throughout the LP, Flaherty says that the album’s title alludes to the notion of embracing our inevitable solitude.

“The title is partly a nod to the idea of mono versus stereo and that shift in my auditory experience, but mostly it’s speaking to the fact that your entire experience of this world is within you,” she says. “You can view that as alienating, or you can view it as the natural circumstances of existence—something we all share. So when people hear the album, I’d love for them to come away with a feeling of strength in their aloneness.”

K.Flay co-produced MONO and enlisted Paul Meany (Twenty One PilotsShania Twain) to executive produce. The 14-song project mines the depths of her psyche to uncover essential truths about the pain of loss and the power of transformation. The album is her first for Giant Music and it marks the start of a new era for the relentlessly boundary-pushing artist who first started rapping and writing songs on a lark while attending Stanford University in the early 2000s.

K.Flay released her debut album Life as a Dog in 2014 and achieved her first major breakthrough with the follow-up LP, 2017’s major label debut Every Where Is Some Where and it’s iconic smash single ‘Blood in the Cut’. Over the years she’s lent her talents to collaborations with Fitz and the TantrumsBishop BriggsTom MorelloLouis the ChildKaskadeWalk the MoonImagine DragonsgrandsonThe RegrettesTwo FeetMisterWives, and penned original music for Tomb Raider (2018), Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey (2020) and Netlix’s Nimona (2023).

Her music has also been feature in countless TV shows, movies, video games, and advertisements including spots with HBO’s Bojack HorsemanShowtime’s Billions and The L WordEA’s Madden NFLFIFAThe Sims, and Need for SpeedLeague of Legends (Riot Games), 13 Reasons Why (Netflix), PelotonNissanE3Teen Wolf (MTV), Scream Queens (FOX), CW’s The 100Batwoman, and RiverdaleAnimal Kingdom (TNT), and films Fifty Shades DarkerTakenMolly’s GameAssassination NationUrban DecayLike a Boss, and more.

Whether working on her own music or with others, K.Flay’s output remains rooted in her undeniable lyrical skills, an element she attributes to her innate love of language and its infinite possibilities.

K.Flay will follow the new album release with a EU/UK headline tour in support of MONO. Tickets and more info can be found at https://www.kflay.com/ and see below for all tour dates.

UK / EU Tour Dates
Sept 20 @ Hybrydy in Warsaw, Poland
Sept 22 @ Reeperbahn Festival in Hamburg, Germany
Sept 23 @ Melkweg MAX in Amsterdam, Netherlands
Sept 25 @ Meetfactory in Prague, Czech Republic
Sept 26 @ Luxor in Cologne, Germany
Sept 28 @ Flex in Vienna, Austria
Sept 29 @ Heimathafen in Berlin, Germany
Oct 2 @ Gorilla in Manchester, UK
Oct 3 @ Brixton Electric in London, UKStay Connected with K.Flay
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