K. Flay wants to challenge Kanye West for best song called “FML.” And, while Yeezy’s ode to the ubiquitous bit of online slang takes its meaning quite literally, K. Flay decided to approach it from a totally fresh perspective. Instead of focusing on the negative aspects of her life, the indie rapper decided to accentuate the positive by examining the interplay between the the good and the bad. In an email to The FADER, who premiered the track on their website Friday, K. Flay explained her intentions behind the song.
“There’s often a very fine line between the things that make us happy & those that cause us some form of misery,” she said. “The song’s a bit cheeky but, it’s about that duality—about reveling in recklessness while simultaneously regretting it. Basically, Saturday mornings.”
K. Flay explores that duality quite literally in the song’s infectious chorus, singing “Fuck my life / I love my life,” over and over again. Up until now, the mainstream success K. Flay seemed destined for when she broke out onto the scene in 2014 has eluded her. Hopefully this latest earworm helps to change that.
Listen to “FML” below, and head on over to The Fader to check out dates for her upcoming tour.