After touring around the world for three years, K.Flay admitted to being in “a dark place.”
“Eventually, I made a decision to focus on the things that actually make me happy,” she said during a Missoula concert on Saturday night. “Walking around my neighborhood, drawing in notebooks with markers, talking to my mom on the phone.
“I thought, ‘What did I do as a kid to be happy?’ As a child, you don’t have access to alcohol, drugs, sex, caffeine. I looked back, when I had fun just by making music. I remembered the first time I wrote a song, burned a CD, and played it in my car. It’s the closest thing I’ve ever had to a religious experience. I reconnected with that spirit.”
The result of this mindset is reflected in her latest album, “Solutions.”
“It came to me really early in the process,” she said. “The solution to almost every problem is usually really simple. For me, it’s so basic – staying connected to the people I love, taking care of myself the way I’d want my friends to take care of themselves, and doing things I know are going to make me happy.
“It’s not what social media or strangers or society tells me. So many of my past records were about problems. Right now, I’m in a place where I’m looking for some light. Balance is important. Life doesn’t have to be chaotic in order to be meaningful.”
K.Flay expressed her thoughts to the mostly young female crowd at the Wilma concert Saturday, a message that is desperately needed for all.