It’s been three years since we’ve gotten any new music from Elle King. But the wait is finally over as the “Ex’s and Oh’s” singer broke her silence with “Shame,” her first offering since her 2015 debut album, Love Stuff.
To sum things up, her latest single is badass. It’s a stomping Americana and blues rock-inspired tune that hears the singer showing off her rebellious side. “Trouble, trouble’s what you need / That’s what you get in getting me,” she sings on the opening.
And the accompanying visual is equally berzerk. In it, King plays a stylish cult leader—wearing her weight in gold jewelry—surrounded by tracksuit-wearing followers. Throughout the clip, her devotees perform various rituals while the singer idles on a golden throne, brandishing a diamond-headed pimp cane. It’s pretty sick.
“I was kind of a bad kid. I got kicked out of, like, every school that I went to. I wasn’t the parents’ favorite friend [for their kids], I was 100% a bad influence,” King explained the song to Billboard.
Check out “Shame” below: