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Elle King Releases Bold New Track “Tulsa,” Says It’s “A Song About Uniting & Not Taking Sh*t From A Real P.O.S.”

Elle King started 2023 on a high note, co-hosting and taking the stage at New Year’s Eve Live: Nashville’s Big Bash.

The chart-topping singer/songwriter continues to take the new year by storm with the release of all new track, “Tulsa,” from her highly anticipated forthcoming album, Come Get Your Wife. The project is set to release on Friday, January 27.

Co-penned by King alongside Ella Langley, Bobby Hamrick and Matt McKinney, the bodacious track features background vocals from Ashley McBryde with John Osborne shredding on the guitar.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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“Before I woke up this mornin’, I done knew where he went / He hid the keys to my car, smoked my last cigarette / Well, that good-for-nothin’ mothertruckin’ son of a gun / I don’t need to know her name ’cause I can tell which one,” King sings in the bold first verse. “He went back to Tulsa/ Put some miles on that adios Tacoma / And I ain’t talkin’ Oklahoma / ‘Cause it ain’t what you think.”

While the city in Oklahoma has been name-dropped in a number of country songs over the years, King is the first to recognize Tulsa for its spelling in reverse in her edgy track.

“But if you spell it back-to-front, you gonna know what I mean,” King sings of the song’s chorus.

“Tulsa is a song about doing someone wrong,” explained the singer. “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.”

King continued, “We wrote the song in less than an hour and it’s so raucous and fun. 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!”

 

 
 
 
 
 
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“Tulsa” Appears On Elle King’s Forthcoming Album Come Get Your Wife

As Come Get Your Wife’s release date rapidly approaches, “Tulsa” gives listeners another sneak peek of King’s first true country album.

The brassy track joins previously released tunes “Worth A Shot” featuring Dierks Bentley, mega-hit “Drunk (And I Don’t Want To Go Home)” with Miranda Lambert, banjo-basted single “Out Yonder” and the sassy fan-favorite tune, “Try Jesus.”

Come Get Your Wife Track Listing:

  1. Ohio – Written by Elle King, Bobby Hamrick, Ella Langley & Matt McKinney
  2. Before You Met Me – Written by Tofer Brown, Meg McRee & Lauren Hungate
  3. Try Jesus – Elle King, Geoffrey Warburton, Casey Cathleen Smith, Ashley Gorley & Ben Johnson
  4. Drunk (And I Don’t Want To Go Home) With Miranda Lambert – Written by Elle King & Martin Johnson
  5. Lucky – Written by Elle King, Bobby Hamrick, Ella Langley & Matt McKinney
  6. Tulsa – Written by Elle King, Bobby Hamrick, Ella Langley & Matt McKinney
  7. Worth A Shot (featuring Dierks Bentley) – Written by Shane McAnally, Ross Copperman & Josh Osborne
  8. Crawlin’ Mood – Written by Charlie Worsham & Jesse Frasure
  9. Bonafide – Written by Elle King, Bobby Hamrick, Ella Langley & Matt McKinney
  10. Blacked Out – Written by Elle King & Martin Johnson
  11. Out Yonder – Written by Bobby Hamrick, Ella Langley & Matt McKinney
  12. Love Go By – Written by Elle King, Geoffrey Warburton & Joe Janiak

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Fans can look forward to hearing tracks from King’s upcoming album live as she brings her high-energy and no-nonsense attitude to the stage once again on her 2023 headlining A-FREAKIN-MEN Tour.

Presented by Slow & Low, the nearly 30-city trek will kick off on Valentine’s Day at The Fillmore in New Orleans, LA with stops in major cities including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago and Austin. Red Clay Strays will act as direct support.

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