Kristine Meredith Flaherty born June 30, , better known as K. Flay , is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, and musician. When she was seven, her parents divorced. Her mother remarried soon after, bringing in an extended step-family. She has described herself as a tomboy during childhood, preferring baggier clothing and rejecting "all things girly". Many of her songs are a tribute to him.
According to Flaherty, many people she met during her time at Stanford influenced her musical style. Flay began her music career in , believing that most hip hop hits on the radio were "simplistic, misogynistic and formulaic". She released a mixtape called Suburban Rap Queen in , which she produced on her laptop, and began performing.
In , K. Flay released her self-titled EP, and in self-released the mixtape I Stopped Caring in '96 , which she later remarked was a career turning point. Flay has described her time with RCA Records as similar to "an ill-advised marriage". In late April , K. Flay announced  the release of her album Life as a Dog , by offering fans the ability to pre-order via PledgeMusic , reaching percent of her initial goal. Life as a Dog was released independently on June 10, In and she toured Germany, France and other European countries.
Flay also performed on the Warped Tour in , saying of the experience, "it was almost like an exercise in becoming a better performer". Flay collaborated with Louis the Child on their song "It's Strange". On March 25, , K. Flay released her single "FML". Later that year, on August 9, , K. On March 1, , K. Flay announced that she was working on her third studio album and released a lyric video for its first single, "Bad Vibes". Flay revealed that the new album would be titled Solutions and announced the Solutions Tour. The album was released on July 12, Flay has cited Lauryn Hill , M.
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