K.Flay at BottleRock Napa Valley 2016 (photo: Jon Ching)

Chicago-born and Stanford-graduated alternative hip-hop artist Kristine Flaherty, better known as K. Flay, just released a music video for her song “Blood In The Cut.”

K. Flay kicks off her North American tour on the west coast in late October, including an appearance at Great American Music Hall on October 27.

Off of her latest EP, Crush Me, “Blood In The Cut” is the first new music since K. Flay released the standalone single “FML” in March. K. Flay has three other EPs that preceded her 2014 full-length Life As A Dog.

“The song is about the desire to inundate yourself with pain or angst or noise or joy, or really any experience, in order to have ownership of the feeling,” says K.Flay. “Though it emerged from a dark place, the song quickly morphed into a celebratory thing, which was surprising and cool for me. It kind of felt like I was enacting the song as I wrote it.”

K. Flay
Great American Music Hall
October 27, 2016
8pm, $15