Elle King - The Elle King EP Review
Singer-Songwriter Elle King’s four song EP The Elle King EP is filled with heart wrenching vocals counterpointed by noteworthy social commentary. Adele comparisons should not come as a surprise, given Elle’s incredible vocal range, ability to switch tones within a song, and songwriting ability. Like Adele, the backing tracks are deceptively simple; Elle uses the low-key chord progressions to contrast her stunning vocal ability. Opening song Playing For Keeps features a catchy hook backed by an unassuming reverberated chord progression.
"Good to be a Man" takes a surprising, and justifiably feminist turn. Beginning with a banjo line, the song is soon completed with the addition of half-time drums, before she sings: “To be a man would be just fine / my only worry would be my receding hairline” Elle’s social commentary sets her apart from her indie contemporaries, who seem to restrict their subject matter to love and loss.
Elle King’s got pipes. Check her out if you’re into the female soulful singer-songwriter thing.