From a young age, Elle King knew she wanted to be a "badass bitch." And now, she says, her wish is coming true: On her sassy debut, Love Stuff (Feb. 17, RCA), the Brooklyn-based blues-pop singer, 25, lets her raspy, Adele-esque wail loose, drowning fears with booze ("Last Damn Night") and disposing of a fling ("I Told You I Was Mean"). It's not what you'd expect from the daughter of comedian Rob Schneider and former model London King, but it works. These are just some of the reasons why.



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