K.Flay Shares More From MONO Via Shy

LA based two-time GRAMMY® Award-nominated multi-platinum songwriter, producer and artist Kristine FlahertyK.Flay – returns with the news of her new full-length studio album MONO, due out September 15th via GIANT Music. Along with today’s news, she has also dropped Shy, the second single from the forthcoming LP.

K.Flay (Danielle Ernst)

K.Flay (Danielle Ernst)
K.Flay (Danielle Ernst)
Of the new tune Flaherty shares: “In my music, I’m so comfortable being loud and brazen, but in my personal life, I can be a bit shy. Especially when it comes to romantic relationships. I wrote this song after I’d just met my (now) girlfriend. And I sent it to her out of the blue. I guess I only know how to flirt through songs? It worked though. Dave Hammer produced this one and he and I have this crazy energy between us. I think when we get together to make music we’re able to disregard the ‘shoulds’ and be purely creative together. A lot of the guitar parts were just freestyle takes, us messing around, but there was a wildness to them that hit us both in the right places.”

K.Flay co-produced the entire forthcoming MONO LP, her first album for GIANT Music. It has also been co-written with a number of talented names, including Jason Suwito, Jeoff Harris, Dave Hammer, Pink Slip, and Paul Meany, who executive produced the album.

K.Flay (Danielle Ernst)

K.Flay (Danielle Ernst)
K.Flay (Danielle Ernst)

Shy follows the previously released lead single Raw Raw, which has achieved more than 1 million streams. We’re told that the forthcoming new album delivers honest and thought-provoking songs such as In America which tackles guns, drugs, and police violence in an upbeat pop tune. Elsewhere on the 14-track record are the industrial electronic rock banger Irish Goodbye featuring Pierce The Veil’s Vic Fuentes and Punisher – which has K.Flay exploring the demons inside her own psyche.

Check out the Griffin Olis-directed video for Shy below:

The album title MONO is a nod to K.Flay’s new sensory reality, having gone completely and suddenly deaf in her right ear at the end of last summer due to a rare condition called SSNHL (Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss) and Labyrinthitis. She was forced to cancel her autumn tour and contemplated not making music anymore. After undergoing a variety of unsuccessful treatments, she embraced the difficult journey ahead, and through the process, discovered a renewed sense of creativity. K.Flay went to work and, in a matter of months, created what she considers to be her most experimental and realised studio album to date.

“I started making this record as a person with two working ears. I finished it with only one and this is also the first record for which, from start to finish, I was sober” she shares. Of the record Flaherty says: “MONO is about navigating loss, about looking your aloneness in the eye and deciding not to drink or vape or have sex or watch a television show, but to stand there and accept it, to understand its power. There is only one person on this earth with your mind, your creativity, your perspective. You’re a first and last pressing, a 1 of 1, and 1 is a scary number, but life is scary and funny. And sad. And beautiful. I hope this record is a reminder of that, and how we are all experiencing our aloneness together.”

With MONO K.Flay shows the world that obstacles can also become opportunities and it often comes down to how you approach it. No stranger to life’s difficulties, the 37-year-old Wilmette, Illinois native has been very vocal about her struggles over the years, from her father’s death at age 14 due to addiction, to her 2021 breakup, to her choice to become sober, to her recent sudden and unexpected hearing loss.

K.Flay - MONO

K.Flay - MONO
K.Flay - MONO

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