Monday, 8 October 2012

Elle King - Playing For Keeps

If you think you’ve read about Elle King on Breaking More Waves before then congratulations on your excellent memory, for we briefly mentioned the 22 year old New York dwelling singer-songwriter who comes via Ohio via California via Philadelphia via Copenhagen via Los Angeles via a piece from Camden (here) earlier this year.

Today we’re adding a little more. Playing For Keeps, taken from her debut EP is a bluesy country-pop stomp that rather like Elle’s voice crackles with grit. Her voice evokes images of a whiskey soaked Adele going country or the lesser known Rosie Oddie from BIGkids without the manic bouncing. Get ready to be raped by Elle’s rasping tones as she belts out the words “It’s a lonely road where the forgotten go, where your misery finds its company,” in the irresistibly hooky chorus of the song. The UK’s been well known for its big lunged female singers over the last few years. Now here’s America putting up a fight.

Elle King - Playing For Keeps

2 comments:

Emy Chinen said...

Really like the new album, Love stuff! She's got a crazy cool voice. Pretty cool album stream--http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/arts/music/pressplay.html?_r=3&

Emy Chinen said...

Really like the new album, Love stuff! She's got a crazy cool voice. Pretty cool album stream--http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/arts/music/pressplay.html?_r=3&