Friday, November 11, 2022
– Elle King is dropping "Jersey Giant," a never-before-released song by Tyler Childers.
"Tyler Childers is not too far from where my family lives, and he's a legend," said King. "The life of a song is something so beautiful to me, and country music has taught me to see that the opportunity to sing a song written by someone else, is nothing short of a gift, a blessing. When you hear a song and say 'I wish I wrote that,' you know it's a good'n."
"I was humbled and so excited that Tyler gave his song to me. I tried to blend the two worlds of honoring traditional bluegrass and what country music is to me. Thank you, Tyler, for your music, and thank you for entrusting me with this gift. I'm so excited for everyone to hear it."
Childers wrote the song more than 10 years ago. "I... only performed it for a short period of time. I was pleased with how it turned out structurally (it even has a bridge, which is rare for me), but I was over performing it pretty fast. I reckon that's just how songs go sometimes. They can be like that coat you saw and had to have, only to get it home and think, 'Why gah, I ain't never gonna wear this thing.' Or, one that you got from an ex which you would rather just toss out. But that's not saying anything against the coat, it just doesn't fit me anymore and hasn't for some time. I'm super excited that Ms. King has dusted this old song off and given it a new life. I'm extremely grateful for her seeing the potential in this tune and wish her the best out there on the road. Break a leg Elle. And stay warm."
King, who provides lead and background vocals and is featured on acoustic guitar, co-produced the track with Charlie Worsham. Worsham offers background vocals, plus acoustic guitar, mandolin and banjo.
King will join Childers on his 2023 Send in the Hounds Tour at Radio City Music Hall in New York City on Aug. 2 and 3.
King will release her new album, "Come Get Your Wife" on Jan. 27, 2023. The record includes her current single, "Worth A Shot" featuring Dierks Bentley.
Other players on the song include Fred Eltringham – drums, percussion; Lex Price – bass; Sol Philcox-Littlefield – electric guitar; Joey McClellan – electric and acoustic guitars, background vocals; Dan Dugmore – pedal stall and Ketch Secor – fiddle.