While there’s plenty of nuance to K.Flay’s latest LP MONO—ranging as its alt-pop influences do from industrial rock to hip-hop—the underlying appeal is the same one that drew many of us to Kristine Flaherty’s music a decade ago when she released her debut album Life as a Dog: a no-frills approach to anthemic pop music. “Sometimes I love songs where there’s not a lot of mystery,” she shared last week in a press statement alongside the new record’s release. “You play it loud and it feels extremely good; it makes you feel tough and powerful—and powerful in a way that’s generative rather than oppressive, like a power plant or pedaling a bike.”
As she sets off to generate that power overseas this week when her tour of Europe and the UK kicks off, we invited K.Flay to join us on the latest episode of FLOOD FM’s “Hacked,” where she spins tunes from up-and-coming artists like Paris Texas and Ricky Montgomery as well as familiar names from her own formative years such as Metric and The Faint. Tune in here to catch the full episode when it airs every day this week (September 18 to 22) at 8 a.m., 12 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m., and 10 p.m. PT on FLOOD FM.