Elle King Decides to ‘Try Jesus’ in Hilarious New Song and Music Video

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Four-time Grammy nominee Elle King expresses her fun personality in her latest release, “Try Jesus” and the accompanying music video.

Co-written by King alongside Ashley Gorley, Ben Johnson, Casey Cathleen Smith and Geoffrey Warburton, this track finds the singer questioning her choices when it comes to relationships. Feeling dissatisfied, she decides to “try Jesus” and “see what it’s all about.”

“I think I should try Jesus / ‘Cause all the other men let me down / Made me sing ‘Hey Hallelujah, A-freakin’-men’ / Baby, I don’t need nobody else than him” she sings in the chorus.

“‘Try Jesus’ came at a time when I was trying to give my life to something bigger — and you can feel it,” King said in a recent statement.

The music video replicates the same witty behavior from when King walks into the Dollar Mart Plus. In order to provide enough grit and comedy to match the song’s captivating energy, the singer enlisted a co-star from her favorite show.

Virtuous Gemstones is one of my favorite shows and I love and have a hell of a respect for Edi Patterson who plays Judy Gemstone,” King confessed. “She responded quickly to my DM and said she would love to work with her. She came up with the concept and believe it or not this is her directorial debut! She’s so pro and brought that energy, this focus and joy on set and I’m so excited that this video is finally out!

Speaking of the creative production, Patterson added, “My goal with the concept of this video and for its execution was to come up with an idea that helped Elle feel totally free to be completely gorgeous and wildly funny. Spoiler alert – she’s really, really good at both.

Throughout the video, King confronts her past mistakes head-on, including “the one from LA” who she found out she was married to and the one from “Miami” who “swore he was different.”

At the end, she leaves the store with the feeling that she has finally found the happiness she was looking for.

“Try Jesus” is a small taste of what fans can expect from King’s next album, Come get your wifewhich is slated for release on January 27. According to a recent publication, this project is “full of the dirt roads of his youth spent in rural Ohio (a nod to that of the album’s opening track), potholes and bumper-to-bumper traffic on the streets of New York and Los Angeles and some uncharted roads to London and Nashville.

The “Ex’s & Oh’s” singer took bits of her upbringing and sounds from her early influences to create a 12-track autobiographical set.

“This whole album is a crazy quilt of all kinds of moments and things that might not seem like they go together, but because they’re me, they do,” King explained. “It’s very southern Ohio, very who we are — and a lot of people who are like me, because I know they’re there.”

Co-produced with award-winning songwriter Ross Copperman, the album incorporates elements of his rock, soul, (blue)grass and country sounds that have made fans fall in love with his craft over the years.

Elle King; Come Get Your Wife’s Artwork – Photo by Matthew Berinato

“There’s something about the way you put the pieces together,” she shares ahead of its release, “This whole album is a crazy quilt of all kinds of moments and things that may not seem like they go together, but because they’re me, they do. It’s very southern Ohio, very who we are – and a lot of people who are like me, because I know they’re there.

Elle King is currently at the end of her road run for Chris Stapleton’s All American Roadshow Tour. His next performance is scheduled for tonight (October 21) in Bossier City, LA before heading to New Orleans, LA on October 22.

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