Today, Grammy-nominated alt-rock songstress K.Flay has announced her signing to BMG, and has released a surprise EP, Don’t Judge a Song by It’s Cover via the label.
For the release, K.Flay’s transportive musicality takes this trifecta of 90’s rock songs — Limp Bizkit’s “Break Stuff,” Green Day’s “Brain Stew,” and The Offspring’s “Self Esteem” — and reimagines them into another dimension. Recreated in intriguing ways that only K.Flay could, this collection feels more sonically akin to the otherworldly likes of CocoRosie, Arca, and The Knife than the source material’s aggro 90s rock radio brethren.
“I wanted to put these three songs in a totally new context and really expose the vulnerability of the lyrics,” says K.Flay. “Each cover is a reimagining of a 90s rock hit that was heavy, aggressive, and male-fronted. But when you break them down, they are SUPER EMOTIONAL. So this is me celebrating an era that’s had a huge influence on my career, and kind of excavating the emotionality I found in these iconic songs.”
Listen to the three covers below via Youtube playlist.
2020 saw K.Flay in collaboration with Whethan, Vanic, and X Ambassadors & grandson, and with today’s EP release, she is lighting the fuse for what will truly be an explosive 2021.