The Sound Cafe
Elle King Releases The Bodacious New Song 'Tulsa'
By Stevie Connor.
Elle King kicked off 2023 co-hosting and performing at New Year’s Eve Live: Nashville’s Big Bash, which was broadcast on CBS and rounded out the week by releasing “Tulsa,” a new song from her forthcoming album, Come Get Your Wife. The new album will be released Friday, Jan 27.
While Tulsa has been named checked in many country songs, this is the first time it’s recognized for its spelling in reverse. “Tulsa is a song about doing someone wrong,” said King of the tune that includes the lyrics But if you spell it back to front you gonna know what I mean, he went back to Tulsa. “This is not about tearing women down but it’s about putting the blame on the wrongdoer. If a man is cheating on you, it’s not her fault because there are a million other girls he would do it with. And he’ll just cheat on her too. It’s a song about uniting and not taking shit from this real P.O.S.”
Written by King along with Ella Langley, Bobby Hamrick and Matt McKinney, “Tulsa” features background vocals by Ashley McBryde and John Osborne on guitar. “We wrote the song in less than an hour and it’s so raucous and fun,” Elle continued. “We’ve been playing it on the road and it’s the third song in our show now. It’s fun for us and the crowd!”
With the release of “Come Get Your Wife” only three weeks away, “Tulsa” is another glimpse into the fresh, unbridled and honest album that almost feels like a look into King’s journal. The brassy tune joins the current single “Worth A Shot” with Dierks Bentley, the previously released smash hit “Drunk (And I Don’t Want To Go Home)” with Miranda Lambert, the banjo-basted take-your-small town gossip “Out Yonder,” and the hallelujah sass of “Try Jesus,” all part of the “Come Get Your Wife” line-up. King wrote eight of the 12 songs and co-produced the album with Ross Copperman.
Fans can hear the new music live starting February 14 with her 2023 headlining Elle King A-FREAKIN-MEN Tour Presented by Slow & Low.
The nearly 30 city tour will kick-off Valentine’s Day in New Orleans, LA.
Come Get Your Wife - Elle King
Ohio – Written by Elle King, Bobby Hamrick, Ella Langley & Matt McKinney
Before You Met Me – Written by Tofer Brown, Meg McRee & Lauren Hungate
Try Jesus – Elle King, Geoffrey Warburton, Casey Cathleen Smith, Ashley Gorley & Ben Johnson
Drunk (And I Don’t Want To Go Home) With Miranda Lambert – Written by Elle King and Martin Johnson
Lucky – Written by Elle King, Bobby Hamrick, Ella Langley & Matt McKinney
Tulsa – Written by Elle King, Bobby Hamrick, Ella Langley & Matt McKinney
Worth A Shot (featuring Dierks Bentley) Written by Shane McAnally, Ross Copperman and Josh Osborne
Crawlin’ Mood – Written by Charlie Worsham & Jesse Frasure
Bonafide – Written by Elle King, Bobby Hamrick, Ella Langley & Matt McKinney
Blacked Out – Written by Elle King and Martin Johnson
Out Yonder – Written by Bobby Hamrick, Ella Langley & Matt McKinney
Love Go By – Written by Elle King, Geoffrey Warburton & Joe Janiak
Come Get Your Wife sharpens King’s gaze, digs into her roots, puts her banjo front and center and creates a record that’s as alive and electric as she is. Taking all the pieces – the rock, soul, (blue)grass and country that she loves – she’s made an album that demands your attention, then delivers on all cylinders.