Elle King
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Elle King

Brooklyn, New York, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2011 | MAJOR

Brooklyn, New York, United States | MAJOR
Established on Jan, 2011
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"New Music From Amy Speace, Diagrams and Elle King"

Elle King spends most of her album “Love Stuff” (RCA) as a sassy, hard-drinking, love-’em-and-leave-’em hellion with bad tattoos and a broad pedigree across rock, pop and country. She has Adele’s determination and Joan Jett’s stomp, Brenda Lee’s high-voiced bite and some AC/DC shriek. They’re all melded in songs like “Ex’s and Oh’s,” about how much her former boyfriends miss her in bed, and “America’s Sweetheart,” a banjo-picking electronic-dance-music thumper that suggests Avicii commandeered by Miranda Lambert; in it, Ms. King announces, “You try to change me, you can go to hell.” She repeatedly confronts devils and preachers, as she does in “Song of Sorrow,” one of only two songs written without collaborators and one that confesses uncertainty; “I’ve no idea which direction to go,” she sings. It’s a chink in her well-engineered bad-gal armor — and an opening for a sequel. - The New York Times


Still working on that hot first release.



Elle King sounds like Billie Holiday having a shot of whiskey with Johnny Cash. She loves banjos and hobos. Born in Ohio and raised in Brooklyn, Elle retains her roots in a style that blends those worlds of both grit and mid-western charm. She ties her old soul, blues, and rock 'n' roll influences into a sound that’s all her own. She’s far from a bully but she ain’t a punk. To hear her is to believe her.

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