Decked out in all white, K.Flay entered the stage to, what I can only describe as, the “Hey” song that we Chicagoans probably associate with the Bulls. Needless to say, it got the fans shouting, clapping, and ready for some K.Flay action. She immediately launched into “Not In California,” one of my favorites on the new album. Not compromising her vocals, K.Flay jumped around on stage and helped keep the energy high in the room. Immediately after, she sang “This Baby Don’t Cry,” another crowd pleaser off of Solutions. A guitar was brought out mid-song and K.Fley shred on her guitar along side her bassist. Despite the fact that the album is only a little over 2 months old, fans came prepared to sing along to both new songs and old fan favorites.
No one can deny that K.Flay’s music is catchy and riles people up, but I think one of my favorite things about her music, and especially the new album, are her lyrics. She doesn’t write them from a pedestal–she writes them as a human being going through all the same shit as everyone in the crowd. For those at Park West, Friday night was an opportunity to escape the outside world, get out of our heads, and enjoy a night of music!
Fans loved every second of the set. They sang, they danced, and they went wild, especially for her hit “Blood in the Cut” which brought the night to a close.