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K.Flay Drops New Single “Raw Raw,” Her First Since Hearing Loss

K.Flay Spring 2023

Last year, genre-fluid darling K.Flay sadly suffered unexpected and permanent hearing loss as the result of Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss (SSNHL) and Labyrinthitis. As the alt-pop sensation is gearing up for a substantial spring/summer tour run alongside Canadian-American alt-rock artist grandson, she has unleashed her first new track since suffering hearing loss.

The new single, “Raw Raw,” is the first preview of K.Flay’s soon-to-be-announced follow-up to her 2022 album Inside Voices / Outside Voices. “Raw Raw” and its accompanying video explore the disconcerting emotions linked to K.Flay’s hearing loss and marks a fresh beginning for her. Peeling back a new layer of vulnerability, the chaotic “Raw Raw” is best described by the lyric, “I came up from the depths of hell with a golf club in my hand.” “Raw Raw” is not only the start of a new era for K.Flay, but a reminder that she is capable of anything despite her hearing loss.

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“‘Raw Raw’ is the start of my next chapter,” K.Flay shares. “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.”

She continues, “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.”

Check out the disorienting and exposed video for “Raw Raw” below.

Along with the new release, K.Flay has announced a fall headlining tour in the UK and Europe, which will follow her US spring/summer co-headline tour with grandson. K.Flay will make her live stage debut following her hearing loss this Friday, April 28 in Las Vegas. Her US tour will run through June 29 before heading overseas in September to begin in European run. You can check out her full touring schedule below and get tickets here.

Tour Dates:

  • April 28—Las Vegas, NV @ Hard Rock Live
  • May 12—San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
  • May 13—Flagstaff, AZ @ Orpheum Theatre
  • May 14—Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theatre
  • May 16—Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
  • May 17—San Antonio, TX @ Boeing Center
  • May 18—Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
  • May 19—New Orleans, LA @ The Joy Theater
  • May 20—Birmingham, AL @ Zydeco
  • May 22—Tampa, FL @ The Ritz Ybor
  • May 23—Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
  • May 24—Nashville, TN @ Skydeck
  • May 26—Richmond, VA @ The National
  • May 27—Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore
  • May 28—Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre
  • May 29—Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore
  • May 31—Boston, MA @ House of Blues
  • June 2—New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place
  • June 3—New York, NY @ Webster Hall
  • June 4—Philadelphia, PA @ Franklin Music Hall
  • June 5—Pittsburgh, PA @ Roxian Theatre
  • June 6—Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room
  • June 8—Columbus, OH @ Skull’s
  • June 9—Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew’s Hall
  • June 10—Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
  • June 11—Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
  • June 12—Minneapolis, MN @ Palace Theatre
  • June 13—Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
  • June 15—Omaha, NE @ The Admiral
  • June 16—St Louis, MI @ The Factory
  • June 17—Kansas City, MO @ Boulevardia Fest
  • June 19—Denver, CO @ Mission Ballroom
  • June 20—Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
  • June 22—Boise, ID @ Revolution
  • June 23—Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo
  • June 24—Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
  • June 26—San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield
  • June 27—Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
  • June 29—Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren
  • Sept. 20—Warsaw, Poland @ Hybrydy
  • Sept. 22—Hamburg, Germany @ Reeperbahn Festival
  • Sept. 23—Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Melkweg MAX
  • Sept. 25—Prague, Czech Republic @ Meetfactory
  • Sept. 26—Cologne, Germany @ Luxor
  • Sept. 28—Vienna, Austria @ Flex
  • Sept. 29—Berlin, Germany @ Heimathafen
  • Oct. 2—Manchester, UK @ Gorilla
  • Oct. 3—London, UK @ Brixton Electric
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