MTV Push: Elle King

Get to know our December's MTV Push Artist: Elle King.

Frank and fearless, tender and rowdy, Elle King’s debut album, LOVE STUFF marks the true arrival of the young singer/songwriter/guitarist/banjoist as a pop force to be reckoned with.

Singer and songwriter (and occasional actor) Elle King was born Tanner Elle Schneider in 1989 in Los Angeles. She grew up in Ohio, and after hearing the all-girl pop-punk band the Donnas when she was nine years old, she decided she wanted to be a singer and musician. By 13 she was playing guitar, and later learned to play the banjo as well. King began street busking and gigging around New York at the age of 16, moving to Philadelphia to attend the University of Arts, majoring in painting and film. After college she spent time in Copenhagen and Los Angeles before returning to New York to settle in Brooklyn.

In 2015 King released her debut album, Love Stuff, featuring the single ’Ex’s & Oh’s,’ which reached the top of Billboard’s Alternative Songs chart.

The album is the follow-up to 2012’s acclaimed The Elle King EP, which was praised by such outlets as Esquire, Vanity Fair, and Entertainment Weekly and included the single ‘Playing For Keeps,’ which was featured as the theme song for VH1’s Mob Wives Chicago and chosen for the national TV ad campaign for Mad Men.

Following the EP’s release, King toured extensively with the likes of Ed Sheeran, Train, and Of Monsters and Men, and most recently supported James Bay on his last Tour.

Stay tuned, for more Elle King throughout the month of December, with MTV Push.

Wednesday, 02. December 2015