Elle King was responsible for one of the better songs of 2014, which became a proper hit in 2015, and based on the video for "Ex's & Oh's", she understands the importance of naked men in music videos.
Basically, she's our type of pop star, regardless of whether or not she considers herself a country singer.
The best song off her album is the banjo-storming self-help anthem "America's Sweetheart", which is being serviced as the new single on pop radio. Normally, I wouldn't fall so hard for a song involving so many countryisms, but something about the track is really addicting and the message it sends to all the rebels living their best lives is really inspiring.
I reckon "America's Sweetheart" will be in the top 10 of iTunes at some point in 2018, but today it stands as one of the top singles of the year.
Best Bits: When Elle is wailing "I'm not America's sweet heaaaaaart / BUT YOU LOVE ME ANYWAY"