K.Flay Drops Punchy New Single ‘Raw Raw’

K.Flay has shared her first new music of 2023, and the first since she announced she was completely deaf in one ear.

The two-time Grammy nominated artist has also shared a video for the new single, which resembles a psychological thriller. 

The video’s concept is said to tap into the disorienting nature of the LA-based artist’s physical disability – have a watch below.

K.Flay announced in October last year that she’d gone deaf in her right ear owing to a “freak” occurrence.

Commenting on the new track, K.Flay has described it as a mark of moving on from the challenges she’s faced and looking to the future, saying:

“‘Raw Raw’ is the start of my next chapter. After losing half my hearing last fall, I was faced with a sudden and intense episode of fear and vulnerability. Like, could I even make music again?”

“Once I got into my recovery and started writing and recording, I knew that I could. And what I wanted to create was music that felt properly rock but also properly future oriented. Uninhibited and different.”

“With ‘Raw Raw’ I wanted to capture what vulnerability really feels like. Outwardly it might seem tender, but on the inside it’s messy and bloody and somewhat terrifying. It’s a chainsaw buzzing at your throat.”

Today’s release also arrives with news of a UK and European autumn headline tour where K.Flay will perform in London, Manchester, Berlin, Paris, Vienna and more. 

It follows a massive US Spring/Summer co-headline tour with grandson, which commences in May.

See the full list of K.Flay’s UK and EU tour dates below.

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, UK

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