K.Flay was perfectly happy doing her thing as an independent artist, making catchy, trancey, threatening dark alt-hip-hop and hustling on the road and online as any unsigned artists must.
Then she befriended Imagine Dragons singer Dan Reynolds, who was interested in working with her on his Night Street Records label (via Interscope).
K.Flay was working on her second album, Every Where Is Some Where, at the time; she tells Q104.3 New York's "Out of the Box" with Jonathan Clarke that a partnership made sense.
"He was essentially like, 'Here's a safe-haven within a bigger place to do what you do and you can retain all of that freedom,' which has been the case," she says. "I feel really lucky."
This fall K.Flay is on a North American tour with Imagine Dragons.
"Yeah, it's been a great year," she says. "You know the record is still kind of new in the world. And it's exciting to be on the ride." And now, K.Flay has been nominated for two Grammys!
Check out the full interview above, including K.Flay's acoustic versions of "Giver" and "Blood in the Cut." (Grammy nominated for "Best Rock Song.")
Every Where Is Some Where is available now.
Catch K.Flay on tour this fall. Get all the dates here.
Check out the video for K.Flay's Grammy nominated "Blood in the Cut":