Elle King Is Thankful She Got “Lucky” In Life On Spunky Debut Country Album, ‘Come Get Your Wife’

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Matthew Berinato

It is way too early on a Friday morning to be shedding a few tears…

But Elle King’s new music video for “Lucky,” from her debut country album Come Get Your Wife that’s out everywhere today, is absolutely precious.

Co-written by Elle along with Bobby Hamrick, Ella Langley and Matt McKinney, she admits that she doesn’t deserve most of the good things in her life, as she thanks “God that this ol’ life ain’t fair,” which has unexpectedly worked in her favor:

“I got lucky
Well, ain’t that something
For someone just like me
Who don’t deserve a damn thing?
I know broken, beat down
And I know I show it then and now
But hell, I chose it, yeah, I own it
And it brings me to my knees
I got lucky”

I love the wordplay there, and the video features some absolutely adorable footage of Elle with her new son named Lucky, and it’s a rather introspective moment on a record that’s full of sass and brash, to-the-point lyrics.

Elle previously released four singles in the lead up to today with “Worth A Shot (featuring Dierks Bentley),” “Tulsa,” “Try Jesus” and her #1 duet with Miranda Lambert “Drunk (And I Don’t Want to Go Home).”

And though it’s Elle’s first full-fledged venture into the country genre, she certainly brings the songwriting chops and a little bit of edge and humor that I personally love.

She says a lot of the record is a nod to where she grew up in Ohio and the place that shaped her into the woman she is now:

“It’s where I grew up, it’s where I learned about music.

It’s about rural living and my foundation and it’s where my Paw-Paw and my brother live. Ohio made me who I am”

The songs are full of beautiful country production, from banjos to fiddles and steel guitar, and she’s really a breathe of fresh air who brings her own “thing” to country that is just a little bit different from everyone else.

It’s definitely worth checking out, and I’m excited to see what else Elle has coming in her country journey. She’s set to open some shows for Tyler Childers on his Send In The Hounds tour, in addition to heading out on her own A-FREAKIN-MEN tour that kicks off in February.

She also covered Tyler’s fan-favorite unreleased gem “Jersey Giant” and got the stamp of approval from the man himself, and I think that says a lot about Elle and her potential in country music.

When you talk about the importance of authenticity for an artist to resonate with people, Elle has got it in spades.

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“Crawlin’ Mood”

Come Get Your Wife Tracklist:

1. Ohio – Written by Elle King, Bobby Hamrick, Ella Langley & Matt McKinney
2. Before You Met Me – Written by Tofer Brown, Margaret McRee & Lauren Hungate
3. Try Jesus – Written by Elle King, Geoffrey Warburton, Casey Cathleen Smith, Ashley Gorley & Ben Johnson
4. Drunk (And I Don’t Want To Go Home) with Miranda Lambert – Written by Elle King & Martin Johnson
5. Lucky – Written by Elle King, Bobby Hamrick, Ella Langley & Matt McKinney
6. Worth A Shot (featuring Dierks Bentley) Written by Shane McAnally, Ross Copperman & Josh Osborne
7. Tulsa – Written by Elle King, Bobby Hamrick, Ella Langley & Matt McKinney
8. Crawlin’ Mood – Written by Charlie Worsham & Jesse Frasure
9. Bonafide – Written by Elle King, Bobby Hamrick, Ella Langley & Matt McKinney
10. Blacked Out – Written by Elle King & Martin Johnson
11. Out Yonder – Written by Bobby Hamrick, Ella Langley & Matt McKinney
12. Love Go By – Written by Elle King, Geoffrey Warburton & Joe Janiak

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock