It’s another genre-ambiguous track, comprising the best parts of punk, rock, and hip hop. ‘TGIF’ is taken from K. Flay’s forthcoming EP Inside Voices and is a politically charged banger.
“I started writing this when Donald Trump was president,” K.Flay told Alt Press. “A time when I felt so acutely that my government didn’t represent me, that my government was filled with lunatics and criminals.”
On the collab, she said, “Obviously, Tom is a legend, but he is also just a great guy, and I really love being able to just have excuses to talk to him and spend time with him.”
“K.Flay is smart, powerful, honest and unafraid in her music and in her life,” says Tom Morello. “As co-survivors of the Northern Illinois suburbs, we have a kinship and a friendship that makes for great synergy when we rock together, as is on full display with the beautifully caustic ‘TGIF.’”
The brief she gave Morello for the song? “The word I kept using during the process was ‘demented.’ I wanted the track to feel demented, unhinged, insane.”
That vibe definitely comes through in the second half of the song and it’s a treat.
Listen to ‘TGIF’ below.