Elle King, Come Get Your Wife Review
by John Gaddis
Elle King has fully embraced the country’s way of life with Come Get Your Wife. Four-time Grammy nominee King co-produced the album with award-winning songwriter Ross Copperman. “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.”
The lead single, “Drunk (And I Don’t Want To Go Home),” is a duet with Miranda Lambert. Hearing the two vocalists sing together is a real treat. Both have a unique country style and beautiful vocal tone and control. The lyrics are easy to hear and relate to, as both have beautiful diction. This is one of many standout tracks on the album.
“Before You Love” shows King’s country rock vocal chops. She brings the grit to the right notes and sweetens some to ensure you listen. The song’s melody is memorable as King puts her heart into telling us the story with empowering lyrics.
Come Get Your Wife gets high marks for King’s vocal versatility and ability to sing country in different styles that keep the country elements. She has a beautiful timbre, and her range is expressive.