HOMETOWN: Brooklyn, NY by way of San Francisco by way of Chicago, IL
OFFICIAL DEBUT: Eyes Shut EP
CO-SIGN: Beastie Boys
STORY: K.Flay, ne Kristine Flaherty, was raised outside of Chicago and is the quietest of the bunch. A double major at Stanford University, she put aside her books to create music, which she produces herself, that showcases her cerebral rhymes that skew a bit indie rock. Remixing Beastie Boys songs like “Don’t Play No Game You Can’t Win” featuring Santigold and releasing two EPs (Eyes Shut, K.Flay) and four mixtapes (I Stopped Caring In ‘96, Fawk And Run, Mashed Potatoes, 2 Weak), K.Flay doesn’t seem worried about ready-made images but rather crafting behind the boards.
CHANCE: With no concrete commercial look or celebrity backing to boast, K.Flay is relying on her production and lyrical talent to push her work into the hands of fans.