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Nov122015

Elle King Says Watching Fans Sing "Ex's and Oh's" Is the "Greatest Feeling in the World" 

Credit: Shane McCauleyElle King has had a big year thanks to her bluesy single "Ex's and Oh's." The track was originally released in 2014, but it didn't become a huge hit until this fall. As King tells ABC Radio, she wasn't even around at first to see "Ex's and Oh's" explode.

"I was out of the country for a while, a couple of months on tour with James Bay, actually," she remembers. "I would FaceTime my mom and she would be like, 'Baby, you are in for a surprise when you come home,' and literally my song was everywhere. It's been a crazy and super exciting time, and it just feels really good to see my fanbase growing."

King will continue to celebrate her breakthrough success when she performs at VH1's You Oughta Know concert event, taking place tonight, November 12 from New York's The Armory Foundation. The show will, among other things, remind her of her previous professional aspirations.

"I wanted to actually be an editor and make music videos, and so I used to watch VH1 all the time," King tells ABC Radio. "Then I realized I wanted to be in the videos, because it's more fun."

Of course, King is also pumped to play the You Oughta Know concert because it will give her another chance to experience her favorite moment of being a musician.

"When I sing "Ex's and Oh's" in particular, all the people who sing along is...that's what I've always wanted," she explains. "I just want to play shows where people shout my lyrics at me, that's the greatest feeling in the world."

King might find that people also will shout lyrics at her when she and James Bay collaborate for a cover during the You Oughta Know show. Although the identity of the cover remains secret, it is a well-known classic songs, but King isn't worried about taking it on.

"We're not really straying too far from the original, but I'm excited to sing it my way," she says of the cover. "But I'm not intimidated, it's one of my favorite songs of all time, so it's just, like, a cool experience."

The You Oughta Know concert airs at 9 p.m. ET live on VH1. X Ambassadors, George Ezra, Hozier and Nate Ruess also will be performing.

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