A few weeks ago, Elle King was in a rehearsal hall in Nashville, Tennessee, going over guitar licks from a new song with her band mates who were all wearing matching jackets that read “Brethren” on the back. The musicians were trying to get a handle on the new material from King’s upcoming album.
“It’s impossible for any guy to hit on me because I am like constantly surrounded by, like, at least eight dudes at a time, all in matching jackets,” the 29-year-old King joked. But the posse of long-haired men has actually come in handy once when King got in a fist fight with another girl. “They just kind of picked me up and took me out,” King said.