My first new single of the week for 2016 is the very catchy 'Ex's and Oh's by Elle King.
I'd not heard of Elle before (full name Tanner Elle Schneider), who is an American singer and actress. I heard this for the first time on radio 1, and it was an instant love for me. It caught me immediately.
She has a real smooth, husky, sexy kind of smoky voice that you would imagine belonged to a much older woman. She was born in 1989 making her just 26 years old!
'Ex's and Oh's' is Elle's debut single, taken from her debut album 'Love Stuff' which was released in 2015. This single was released in the summer of 2015 in the UK, but its been a slow burner. However, thanks to some big airplay of late, I think this is going to stomp home in the charts and reach a high spot - eventually!!
In her native America, this song has already topped the charts in several categories, including alternate rock, but its actually more country / alt rock, with a bit more soul. Think Taylor Swift style but more Shania sexiness and a bit Lana Del Rey.
This is one sexy song, but the video - not so much!! Its very awful - lets just leave it there. Lots of eye candy, but its really naff!
Back to the song, ahem. The lyrics are catchy and you will find yourself singing "ex's and the oh, oh oh's" over and over, even if you, like I, have no clue what the words are she is actually singing! After a few listens, its making sense. Basically, she's a bit of a love and leave 'em type, but these exes (not ex's) just won't go!
This is a fun, sexy, upbeat little number and I absolutely love it. Go take a listen, and let me know what you think.
You can find more of my singles of the week and music stuff over at My Music page - just click here. Happy listening :)