Elle King is a super talented musician from the U.S. with an affinity for dirty rap covers, tattoos and banjos. Oh, I love this girl already.
Elle’s music blurs the lines between different genres. She incorporates elements of rock, soul, country, and pop into her music, creating a fresh and unique sound. Elle has a voice like Adele, humor similar to Al Green, and lyrical talent like Dolly Parton, who is one of her idols. She plays the guitar, piano, and my personal favorite, the banjo. A banjo just takes any song to the next level. 😉
Elle draws inspiration for her songs from relationships and break-ups, as evidenced in her song “Good To Be A Man”, a funny track about a failed romance. Humor is actually an important part of Elle’s music, which I always appreciate. Musicians who take themselves too seriously need to take a page from her book. Elle even covered a song by the filthy female rapper Khia, which turned out hilariously amazing. I also covered that Khia song…dirty minds think alike? 😀
A interesting tidbit about Elle King is that she is the daughter of actor/comedian Rob Schneider (she even starred in one of his films as a kid), though she’s quick to let it be known the two are not close. Elle used her natural talent and lots of hard work to get where she is today. She didn’t get any help from her father and grew up in Ohio (far from Los Angeles), but I’m sure some of Rob’s humor rubbed off on Elle.
I heard about Elle from my rad hair stylist Kelly. Along with doing bitchin’ hair, Kelly also works at The Fillmore, a popular concert venue in Detroit. Kelly gets to hear new artists all the time and met Elle after her performance one night. I’m totally jealous! But, so happy to have discovered Elle’s music. Her first album should be out very soon and I can’t wait. I’ll definitely have to catch her the next time she’s in town. And we can sing Khia together at the top of our lungs. No shame.