Three-time Grammy-nominated and multi-platinum-selling artist Elle King has announced her second studio album Shake That Spirit set for release on October 19 via RCA Records and Sony Music Entertainment Australia. To complement this announcement, Elle has released a brand new track Good Thing Gone – a soulful, show-stopping ballad written by Elle and her band The Brethren and produced by Elle with Matt Pence in his Denton, TX studio The Echo Lab. Fans who pre-order Shake The Spirit will instantly receive Good Thing Gone and lead single Shame. Pre-order Shake The Spirit here.
In anticipation of the album, Elle has revealed a short trailer for fans, detailing the making of Shake The Spirit, offering more details on the emotionally challenging, yet artistically productive period of her life. Check it out here.
Speaking about the album, Elle King explains: "I decided to call it Shake The Spirit because I was shaken to the core over the last year and a half. I was literally talking to ghosts. But making the album not only changed my life, it saved my life. It's like when you see somebody who is struggling, you want to shake them. Putting this record out is like shaking myself awake."
Jon Pareles of The New York Times describes Elle as "a sassy, hard-drinking, love-'em-and-leave-'em hellion with bad tattoos and a broad pedigree across rock, pop and country. She has Adele's determination and Joan Jett's stomp, Brenda Lee's high-voiced bite and some AC/DC shriek." The Kansas City Star writes of her live show: "riveting… King growled like the rockabilly pioneer Wanda Jackson…and evoked the R&B great Etta James."
Elle's debut album Love Stuff, a sultry, badass mix of rock and roll, blues, and country, with a twinge of pop " featured the breakthrough single Ex's & Oh's which earned her two Grammy nominations and was certified 3 x platinum in Australia and placed #5 on the ARIA Album chart. The track - about leaving behind a string of broken-hearted exes - hit No. 1 on Billboard's "Hot Rock Songs Chart," and topped the AAA, Hot AC, and Alternative Radio charts, leading Elle to become the second female artist in 18 years to reach No. 1 at the latter format. She also featured on Dierks Bentley's Grammy-nominated No. 1 Country Airplay hit Different For Girls, which she also performed with Bentley at the CMA Awards where she took home the "Musical Event of the Year" award.
A select number of fans will be able to hear the new music live for the first time when Elle King & The Brethren present the Shake The Spirit Tour with stops in intimate venues across 12 major markets in the US, UK and Canada behind the album's release.
Shake The Spirit Track Listing
Talk of the Town (written by Elle King and The Brethren)
Baby Outlaw (written by Elle King and Greg Kurstin)
Shame (written by Elle King and Tim Pagnotta)
Man's Man (written by Elle King with Rebecca and Megan Lovell)
Naturally Pretty Girls (written by Elle King and Ben Gibbard)
Told You So (written by Elle King)
Good Thing Gone (written by Elle King and The Brethren)
Runaway (written by Elle King and Greg Kurstin)
It Girl (written by Elle King, The Brethren and Jason Fredericks)
Ram Jam (written by Elle King and The Brethren)
Sober (written by Elle King, The Brethren, Elliot Jacobson, Rebecca & Meghan Lovell)
Chained feat. Cameron Neal (Written by Elle King and Cameron Neal)
Little Bit of Lovin' (Written by Elle King)