Multi-Platinum, two time Grammy-nominated artist K.Flay has joined forces with Pierce the Veil’s Vic Fuentes for her new single ‘Irish Goodbye.’ ‘Irish Goodbye’ is the latest track off K.Flay’s forthcoming new studio album ‘Mono’ – due out September 15th via Giant Music. The album’s heaviest and hardest-hitting track, ‘Irish Goodbye’ is an intimately detailed portrait of choosing self-preservation over succumbing to possibly toxic desire. “I was screaming in the demo to that song and eventually I realized, ‘I have a friend who screams professionally, so maybe I should get him on this,’” K.Flay recalls.
‘Irish Goodbye’ follows the electrifying single ‘Shy’, which was released in June with news of ‘Mono,’ and the LP’s riveting guitar-driven lead single ‘Raw Raw’ released in April just ahead of her US co-headlining tour with grandson. ‘Mono’ is the LA based, Illinois born artist, producer, and songwriter’s fifth full-length studio album and first since waking up one morning at the end of August 2022 with total hearing loss in her right ear—a freak occurrence her doctors deemed permanent, leading her to question whether she’d ever make music again. “For a while it was upsetting to even listen to music, so at some point I had to ask myself, ‘Can I still do this? Do I still want to?’” says the musician otherwise known as Kristine Flaherty. But soon after returning to the studio and resuming work on ‘Mono,’ K.Flay found her sense of purpose profoundly renewed. “I felt an urgency I hadn’t experienced in quite some time,” she reveals. “It was like this massive sensory change had put me back into a beginner’s mind, where I felt so free but also compelled to put everything I had into making the record great.”
K.Flay co-produced ‘Mono’ and enlisted Paul Meany (Twenty One Pilots, Shania 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 in many ways 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 Tantrums, Bishop Briggs, Tom Morello, Louis the Child, Kaskade, Walk the Moon, Imagine Dragons, grandson, The Regrettes, Two Feet, MisterWives, 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.
In addition to releasing her first new music of 2023 with ‘Mono’ singles ‘Irish Goodbye,’ ‘Shy,’ and ‘Raw Raw,’ fans can also now check out ‘T-Rex’ – an original song K.Flay wrote and recorded for Netflix’s groundbreaking new animated film ‘Nimona.’
Catch K.Flay nezt on tour in the EU and UK this fall following ‘Mono’s September 15th release:
UK / EU Tour Dates
September 20th – Hybrydy – Warsaw, Poland
September 22nd – Reeperbahn Festival – Hamburg, Germany
September 23rd – Melkweg MAX – Amsterdam, Netherlands
September 25th – Meetfactory – Prague, Czech Republic
September 26th – Luxor – Cologne, Germany
September 28th – Flex – Vienna, Austria
September 29th – Heimathafen – Berlin, Germany
October 2nd – Gorilla – Manchester, UK
October 3rd – Brixton Electric – London, UK