Before she even hit the stage, the crowd was chanting her name and screaming in anticipation. It was the first night of tour, and the fans were more than ready once the lights dimmed and the intro to "Make Me Fade," started playing along will brilliant lights. Not only was this show amazing to photograph, it was so awesome to see everyone behind me on the barricade singing along to every word K.Flay was singing.
Song after song she filled the venue with her unique voice and indie electronica vibes. "Black Wave," one of the songs off her new album, "Every Where Is Some Where," was a huge fan favorite. In the moments where the crowd was "waiting on a black wave," fans created a moving ocean with their arms, swaying along to the song, then going hard into a head-bang once the drop in the chorus hit. And it wasn't just the crowd going hard to the music, K.Flay herself was jumping all around stage, black hair flying.
From hip-hop bangers to songs full of emotion and brutally honest lyrics, she kept the crowd going the entire night, and brought the house down with one of her most popular songs, "Blood in the Cut." The crowd went insane once the song hit their last note and she walked off stage - but we wanted more, and the fans began chanting for an encore almost immediately. To our excitement, K.Flay came back out by herself to preform a solo version of "No Duh." She began by recording and looping the "la's" that can be heard in the beginning of the song, then effortlessly began rapping - and like the song ends, we don't have to tell her that she's fresh because "no duh," it's obvious. She ended the night with "Slow March," another song off her new album, which is full of emotion and perfectly ended the night. I've had the chance to see her previously when she opened for Imagine Dragons, but seeing how much raw talent and energy she had on just the first night of tour was honestly amazing, and I definitely recommend everyone to go see one of her shows. K.Flay is growing and developing her sound, and definitely can't be defined by one genre - "Every Where Is Somewhere" pulls inspiration from blues, hip-hop and electronica to create such a rad version of alternative rock, and not only should you give the album a listen, but go see her talent live for yourselves - you won't regret it.
Go grab some tickets, listen to her new album, and check out the full gallery from that night below!