Top Quotes by Elle King

By | July 26, 2016

Sometimes I’m really funny, sometimes I’m quiet, sometimes I’m shy, but I’m constantly changing.

Elle King

I followed a guy to Denmark. I came home with a broken heart.

Elle King

My mom says I was born screaming.

Elle King

I grew up barefoot, dirty, climbing trees. It made me appreciate things more.

Elle King

Sometimes, if you fake confidence long enough, you’re going to be confident.

Elle King

I’m a really good friend; I’m terrible to date.

Elle King

I did some stupid things when I was younger, but I got a lot out of my system. Every time, my mom was waiting there with an ‘I told you so.’ Moms are usually right. You’re wrong if you don’t think that they’ve done what we’re doing, because they have.

Elle King

I was 18, at art school, and saw this cute boy playing banjo. I was obsessed. I taught myself how to play. I listened to a lot of country and just messed around. The second song I wrote on the banjo was ‘Good to Be a Man.’ That what’s got me signed.

Elle King

I just love playing live.

Elle King

I used to be afraid to use the word ‘pop’ to describe my music, but underneath my tough, bad-girl sound, there’s some fun.

Elle King

I flip the turntables. I write a lot from the male perspective, but as a female. That’s how I live my life. I can roll with the boys.

Elle King

I have perfected the art of the mean song to make me feel like I have a backbone.

Elle King

I was born out of a Vegas marriage: My parents got married three days after they met.

Elle King

I fall in love fast, and I fall out of love even faster.

Elle King

I have over 35 tattoos.

Elle King

You never know which Elle you’re going to see day to day, because I wake up in different moods.

Elle King

I’m really not good at anything else, so if I don’t make it as a musician, I’ll probably just end up living in the woods with a bunch of dogs.

Elle King

I have a really supportive, great group of friends, and we all push each other. They come to my shows, I go to their premieres; it’s wonderful.

Elle King

I don’t like people who are just takers.

Elle King

My dream duet would be with Dolly Parton!

Elle King

I write a lot about myself.

Elle King

I grew up loving Etta James and Aretha Franklin and Al Green and Otis Redding, and I just love old-school R&B. It’s just music that moves you and grooves you, and it was very important, I think, for music.

Elle King

I’m obsessed with trash TV. I love horrible TV. shows. It’s the white trash in me, you know?

Elle King

I started playing in New York when I was 16. I had a fake ID so I could play shows, and, I don’t know, bouncers didn’t really say no to me, I guess. I’m fun!

Elle King

As for relationships, I know nothing. I’m an idiot; I can’t get it right.

Elle King

I think the best music is honest music.

Elle King

I’m a water baby to no end.

Elle King

My first name is a boy’s name. It’s Tanner. I’ve always gone by my middle name but, yeah, my first name is Tanner. And King is my mom’s last name. I took my mom’s last name since I was 18.

Elle King

I’m actually a barefoot girl.

Elle King

I think I write funny songs that make people kind of, like, stop what they’re doing and be like, ‘What did you say?’ And then it makes them laugh a little bit.

Elle King

I had a beautiful mother and a famous father, and I didn’t know where I fit in.

Elle King

I started with the guitar around 12 years old but didn’t learn the banjo until I was about 18 or 19.

Elle King

You have to be nice to everybody, and then people want you to succeed.

Elle King

I love to sing big rock and roll songs; I love to sing country-pop stuff, and then I love to sing soft, sadder beautiful songs.

Elle King

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