Elle King, Come Get Your Wife Review
Elle King is a strong force in the Country music scene. Her blend of country music with alternative/punk and soul pop has created a winning sound. She won both the Country Music Association and Academy of Country Music Awards and broke the 30-year-old glass-ceiling record for women on the radio charts with the lead single “Drunk (And I Don’t Want To Go Home).” King is now making country music official with the new album Come Get Your Wife. Presenting a dozen tracks that run a gauntlet of styles and attitudes, showing the quadruple Grammy nominee’s vocal talents. King co-produced the album with award-winning songwriter Ross Copperman, a collection that moves through all the topics. From being a hot mess, a glorious excess, and a woman coming into her own, King has created a very real, small-town frayed at the edges but solid at core missal.
“Ohio” and “Crawlin’ Mood” have King’s identifiable vocals paired with her banjo picking. These songs have depth and dig into her musical roots.
The album offers multiple duets, including one with country superstar Miranda Lambert on “Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home)” and another offering with Bentley on “Worth a Shot.” Both songs find King pairing well with each vocalist, and the songwriting is geared to the guest’s strengths.
Listen to “Before You Love” and “Out Yonder ” for a swaggering country rock vibe.” Her sardonic lyrics inspire your inner rebellion as she personifies a fearless woman. Her vocals are robust and agile as she sings with personality and style.
“There’s something about how you put the pieces together,” King offers of her first actual country project. “This whole album is a crazy quilt of all sorts of moments and things that might not seem to go together, but because they’re me, they do. It’s very Southern Ohio, very who we are – and very much a lot of people who are just like me, because I know they’re out there.”
Come Get Your Wife has many high points, and King keeps the flow eclectic and moving, so there is something for every music fan here. The album is wonderfully produced, recorded, and mixed. Another high mark is King does not over-produce or use auto-tune on her vocals. Win, win, there; keep it real folks, you can either sing or can’t, but King CAN. That’s the short of it!
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Come Get Your Wife
January 27, 2023