Corey King's Lashes was inspired after a short stay in Berlin in 2013. The dance culture there instilled the idea of creating music that would make people move. While on tour with Esperanza Spalding, Takuya Kuroda and Erimaj, King started experimenting with both electronic and acoustic configurations to pass the time after sound checks and late nights in hotels. Lashes is an expansive album, a devoted and personal story of King's. It draws upon memories of King's childhood, especially those related to the painfully shy and insecure times. Other moments touch on the political and social issues of today.