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LISTEN: Elle King, “Jersey Giant” (Tyler Childers Cover)

Nov 14, 2022

LISTEN: Elle King,

Artist: Elle King
Hometowns: Wellston and Columbus, Ohio
Single: “Jersey Giant” (written by Tyler Childers)
Release Date: November 11, 2022
Label: RCA Records

In Their Words: “Tyler Childers is not too far from where my family lives and he’s a legend. The life of a song is something so beautiful to me, and country music has taught me to see that the opportunity to sing a song written by someone else is nothing short of a gift, a blessing. When you hear a song and say ‘I wish I wrote that,’ you know it’s a good’n. I was humbled and so excited that Tyler gave his song to me. I tried to blend the two worlds of honoring traditional bluegrass and what country music is to me. Thank you, Tyler, for your music, and thank you for entrusting me with this gift. I’m so excited for everyone to hear it.” — Elle King

“I wrote ‘Jersey Giant’ over 10 years ago and only performed it for a short period of time. I was pleased with how it turned out structurally (it even has a bridge, which is rare for me), but I was over performing it pretty fast. I reckon that’s just how songs go sometimes. They can be like that coat you saw and had to have, only to get it home and think, ‘Why gah, I ain’t never gonna wear this thing.’ Or, one that you got from an ex which you would rather just toss out. But that’s not saying anything against the coat, it just doesn’t fit me anymore and hasn’t for some time. I’m super excited that Ms. King has dusted this old song off and given it a new life. I’m extremely grateful for her seeing the potential in this tune and wish her the best out there on the road. Break a leg Elle! And stay warm.” — Tyler Childers

Photo Credit: Corey Bost

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