K.Flay's latest single "Raw Raw" showcases her alternative instrumentals, production, and vocals in a hauntingly vulnerable new way, with the added backstory of K.Flay losing half her hearing last fall, the song's lyrics and video offer an even more emotionally charged experience.
Following on from the release of her previous single, "Off My Mind", "Raw Raw" is a captivating and emotionally charged track that continues to showcase K.Flay's unique style and artistry all these years later. With this being her first release since losing half her hearing, the single serves as a testament to K.Flay's resilience and creativity.
K.Flay's vocals on "Raw Raw" are raw and emotive, perfectly conveying the vulnerable feeling she set out to capture with this song. The lyrics speak to the messiness and terror of vulnerability, and K.Flay's delivery highlights the internal struggle of opening oneself up to others.
The instrumentals are full of gritty electric guitars and a driving beat that creates a rock-inspired sound throughout the underlying voice. K.Flay's production adds a futuristic element with the use of electronic elements and synths across its runtime. The combination of these elements creates a unique sound that captures the essence of K.Flay's uninhibited and different style, which follows from her previous singles.
The music video complements the song's haunting lyrics and instrumentals with a visually unsettling experience featuring K.Flay. The video's disorienting effects, paired with K.Flay's physical disability, make for an even more psychologically chilling experience through her mindset.