The first time I heard Elle King’s raspy vocals singing the clever lyrics of her breakout song “Ex’s & Oh’s”, I stopped in my tracks. This tune is so unbelievably catchy, it had me dancing around in my bathroom in the morning singing into my hairbrush in no time at all (you’re welcome for that mental image, by the way).
With a successful year of touring under her belt, major radio airplay, television appearances, and two Grammy nominations, King’s star has risen this year for sure. Her presence as America’s anti-sweetheart is a refreshing break from the corporate musical package so often forced down our throats these days. Thanks for being awesome, Elle.