Three-time Grammy-nominated and multi-platinum-selling artist Elle King has released her brand new single ‘Shame’ alongside an accompanying video. Watch/Listen here . ‘Shame’ is the first track from revealed from Elle’s forthcoming second studio album via RCA Records and Sony Music Entertainment Australia. Elle co-wrote ‘Shame’ with Tim Pagnotta who also produced the single. More details about the album – and what was an emotionally challenging, but artistically productive period of her life – will be revealed in the coming weeks.
In the video for ‘Shame’ directed by Dano Cerny, Elle plays the role of a charismatic cult leader in the land of Los Angeles where she reigns supreme. ‘Shame’ is a fun, devilish track that embraces bad influences: “I can make you better babe, Come pray with me, Get saved with me….I’m a fire, just a spark under your halo.”
Speaking about the forthcoming album, Elle says: “I’ve been on a long, wild, intense and ultimately healing trip the past two years writing and recording this album. ‘Shame’ is a cool lead track because I get to be a little naughty and because it’s super fun to play with The Brethren. There are some new sounds both on the album and in how we are working the songs up for our shows…horns! Who doesn’t love horns?! I’m really just excited for people to hear the whole album though because my whole heart is on there.”
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.