Elle King is the real deal… some might even say bonafide.
She just released a new album called Come Get Your Wife a couple weeks ago, and it’s full of her signature sass and candid personality that brings a unique perspective to the genre.
It’s actually her first full-fledged venture into country, and she certainly brings the songwriting chops and a little bit of edge and humor that I personally love.
And today, Elle released a new, stripped back live performance video for “Bonafide,” which was written by Elle along with Bobby Hamrick, Ella Langley and Matt McKinney.
In the lyrics, she lists quite a few reason as to why she’s a little bit different than everyone else, bringing that bit of edge that helps the message resonate with true authenticity… you really believe every word, adn it only makes what she’s saying that much funnier:
“I was always gonna end up on the wrong side of the trackI’m a blonde hair, nut case, freakshow certified damn maniac The wheels upstairs a’turnin But I swear that hamster died You can bet your ass I’m crazy bonafide
Hell raisin’ and high waterMy tires done gone flat I’m the bottom of the barrel with a target on my back My mind goes to the gutter, man, to me that’s aiming high You can bet your ass I’m crazy bonafide.”
Elle is 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.
She has the perfect voice for country, and it sounds absolutely awesome on this simple, acoustic production:
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