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K.Flay – 'Outside Voices' EP Review


1. Nothing Can Kill Us

2. I'm Afraid Of The Internet

3. Maybe There's A Way

4. Weirdo

5. Caramel And Symphonies

I’ve now listened to this EP a few times and the first thing I think I can confidently say is I don’t think it sounds like anything else that’s out just now, or possibly has ever been out. It’s unique, it’s different, it’s quirky and it’s quite simply wonderful!

The first time I listened to it I had to stop, pay attention and try to work out what is going on, I know I really like it but I can’t quite put my finger on why! There is something almost magical about the mix of lyrics, vocals, surprisingly left field music for the vocal style and just the general feel of it.

This EP could soundtrack an amazing movie, it could make you want to sit down and listen intently to it, it could make you want to dance, it could make you want to do any number of things. If nothing else it will leave you confused and elated all at the same time.

'I’m Afraid Of The Internet' could be the song for a generation. It’s so difficult, so intense and yet the lyrics are so spot on, so good at summing up how many of us feel in relation of internet. There is, however, not a weak song here. They are all different, all unique and all outstanding.

I don’t know a huge amount about K.Flay but 'Maybe There’s A Way' is a totally life affirming song in a very strange and wonderful way. It feels like someone who couldn’t be any more broken but keeps picking themselves up and getting on with it.

'Weirdo' is just perfect, a defence of being different and being yourself no matter what anyone else might think of you. It’s a very clear statement about not bending to society’s norms. An important message but then this whole EP feels like it’s delivering some important messages in some challenging and interesting songs that should worm their way into your consciousness.

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Review - Iain McClay


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