K. FLAY DEBUTS “BAD VIBES” VIDEO
CONFIRMED TO PERFORM AT LOVELOUD FESTIVAL AND BONNAROO MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL THIS SUMMER
- Genre : More Music
- Type: News
- Author : Team ARTISTdirect
- Date : Tue, 19 Mar 2019
Two-time Grammy® Award-nominated Night Street/Interscope Records artist K.Flay returns today with her official video for “Bad Vibes.” The video was directed by Lorraine Nicholson and stars actress Kathryn Gallagher (“Annika” from the Netflix series ‘You’) alongside K.Flay.
Talking about the new video, K.Flay explains, “We wanted to capture what it means to be trapped inside your own negative psyche—and how it might feel to break free. Lorraine (our director) had the amazing idea to make basketball and choreographed basketball imagery a central part of the video, and for me that visual just made total sense,” she continues. “I DM'ed Kathryn [Gallagher] on Instagram to see if she might be free to shoot the video with us and she was! She is the absolute best.”
“Bad Vibes” was hailed by PAPER Magazine as “a fizzy blend of jock-jam worthy rock and sugary pop,” and likening the song to Kendrick Lamar, if “’Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe,’ got a rockstar’s facelift.” The new track serves as the follow-up to K.Flay’s Billboard Heatseekers No. 1 album ‘Every Where Is Some Where.’ To date, the song has already racked up over 1.5 million combined global streams since its release.
Produced by Tommy English [Ariana Grande, Kacey Musgraves], “Bad Vibes” slips clever quips—“You’re the sequel that sucks”—between a siren swell of synths, thick percussion, and an unshakable and undeniable chant, “You give me bad vibes…”“My best friend recently had a kid, and I was like, ‘I don’t want this baby to grow up around sad people’,” she recalls. “I saw this stupid prison-style tattoo that said, ‘Born dead’. I thought, ‘Fuck you, man. I hate this tattoo’. With everything going on in the world right now, I wanted to make some positive music. The goal isn’t to be happy every minute; it’s just to move away from negative energy. Sonically, it’s the perfect introduction to the record. Fuck being sad all the time!”
This week, K.Flay will be announcing a series of intimate underplays for fans. Starting with a show April 15 in San Francisco at Bottom of the Hill, and April 17 in Seattle at Columbia City Center. K.Flay is also confirmed to appear at this year’s Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Manchester, Tennessee (TICKETS), and has been added to the lineup for Dan Reynolds (of Imagine Dragons) LOVELOUD Festival in Salt Lake City, UT (TICKETS). Keep your eyes peeled on K.Flay’s socials and stay up to date with future tour announcements by visiting her official website: www.kflay.com/tour.
As the culmination of a diligent decade-long grind marked by a series of independent EPs and shows, the songstress carved up her own lane in the mainstream arena with her major label debut 'Every Where Is Some Where'. It garnered two nods at the 2018 GRAMMY® Awards in the categories of “Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical” and “Best Rock Song” for “Blood in the Cut.” The latter generated 30 million-plus Spotify streams as “High Enough” surpassed the 20-million mark and “Giver” clocked 12 million and counting. Not to mention, legendary Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave guitarist Tom Morello and Linkin Park co-frontman Mike Shinoda to FIDLAR sought her out for collaborations, while she canvased the globe in 2018, selling out venues across the world.