2. “Black Wave”
When K.Flay announced her album Every Where Is Some Where, she described the first single, “Black Wave,” by saying, “It’s about facing something immense and menacing and choosing not to cower, but to rise up.” In the same statement, the singer talked about the United States’ political situation: “The President of the United States of America is a television celebrity who openly degrades those unlike him (non-white, non-male, non-straight, non-wealthy, non-citizen), whose chief strategist has spent much of his career promoting white nationalism in a country meant to foster diversity and progress through tolerance. A president who intends to limit our freedoms, foment hatred & silence dissent.” Likewise, one of the lines that stands out the most in “Black Wave” is “who you gonna trust when the killer is the cop.” This song was released in 2017, and three years later, it’s still relevant to the plight of police brutality in the United States.
K.Flay’s voice in the chorus reflects her determination to stand up for what she believes in, and it truly shows how superb a performer she is.