Elle King: A Song Called ‘Lucky’ Sums Up Her Life and New Album
Elle King released her debut country album Come Get Your Wife today (1/27). She has been all over TV this week, appearing on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert and Watch What Happens Live.
Elle talked to us last week about the album and said that one song in particular on the album sums up the project and her life these days. She said of the song called “Lucky,” “I think it was the last song we wrote. We all cried. Because it’s a beautiful sentiment even if people don’t know that, that is my son’s name, you know? He’s a blessing. I mean, we named him lucky because we feel like we got lucky. And that song makes me cry, and we put his little giggle in the end; it’s really sweet.”
She added, “I’m a pretty good singer. I like writing songs. I’m an okay banjo player, but the best job in the world that I have is being his mom. And I dedicate the whole record to him because- oh my gosh. Something just clicked in me, and I was like, I gotta do better. I’m gonna give everything in the world to him. And I feel like I like he just pushed me. Something about it; he’s just my greatest inspiration. And that’s one of my favorite songs on the record.”
King says doing this album was for her family, “I just want my family proud of me. And I just want Lucky to think his mom is cool and know that I made this whole record with him as my driving force. I’ve always wanted to be a mother. He’s just been a joy. I feel like people know, like, I drink a lot. And I party hard, and I used to party really hard. And it got me through a lot. It just got me through a lot. And I laugh, and I say, ‘Babe (her husband Dan), when do I tell Lucky how I used to be before he reads it online?’ At what age do you tell your kids you were bad? You know?”