Spotlight On: Elle King
Tue, 23 Jun 2015 13:17:54
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Brooklyn-based singer has got the kind of blues that legends are made of...
There's a shortage of classic voices these days, however, Elle King is about to fill that void. The Brooklyn-based singer is riding high on the success of her shimmering and sassy single "Ex's & Oh's" from this year's full-length debut Love Stuff [RCA Records]. So, chances are you've already heard that sultry and striking vocalization she wields. However, upon listening to the full album, it's clear that a new kind of star has arrived. King manages to artfully amalgamate blues, rock 'n' roll, soul, and pop into a style that's immediately singular. Who else out there is belting with this much spunk and attitude? Everything's become so safe on the radio, while the organic instrumentation here feels decidedly dangerous. Moreover, King takes the wheel and steers this ship to a fresh and fiery place.
Love Stuff is loaded with this kind of soul, but seeing King live is another story altogether. She brings it to life with the same undeniable unpredictability, maintain the song's edge, while keeping crowds guessing. She's on tour all summer and performing at top festivals such as Lollapalooza, Bumbershoot, Austin City Limits Music Festival, and more. So, if you get the chance to witness her on stage, it's beyond recommended.
Watch the Music Video for "Ex's & Oh's"