Come Get Your Wife is the third studio album by American singer-songwriter and musician Elle King, released on January 27, 2023, via RCA Records. Co-produced by King and Ross Copperman, it is King's first album since 2018's Shake the Spirit and was preceded by the singles "Drunk (And I Don't Wanna Go Home)" and "Worth a Shot". Despite King's sound being influenced by country music on previous records, Come Get Your Wife has been described by the singer as her "first country album" and was her first to have its singles serviced to country radio. King co-wrote eight of the album's thirteen tracks.
In an official announcement trailer for the album in October 2022, King revealed that the title came from something a man shouted to her partner while they were at a bar and quipped “Thanks for the album title, babe” in the Instagram caption, alongside the statement “Each track comes from influences of all genres, and I now know country music is where I belong.” Discussing the project, she explained “This whole album is a crazy quilt of all sorts of moments and things that might not seem to go together, but because they're me, they do. It's very Southern Ohio, very who we are - and very much a lot of people who are just like me, because I know they're out there.”
When discussing the genesis of the album, King explained that, following the success of the single "Drunk (And I Don't Wanna Go Home)", King's team explained that she would have to commit to a full-blown country album if she wanted to maintain the same level of success and radio play in the genre, which initially worried her, as she had just finished recording a pop-leaning album with producer Greg Kurstin which she had to decide not to release in favor of writing and recording Come Get Your Wife. King, who had recently given birth to her son at the time, was told that taking time off would jeopardize her chance to capitalize on her recent success, so she requested that her team utilize the rich songwriting community in Nashville to find some songs for the album that she could pair with songs she had already written herself. She stated that she was initially only pitched songs written specifically for female artists but felt they didn't tend to "fit her vibe", and requested songs that were either written specifically for men or for an artist of any gender. After hearing the song "Out Yonder", King had the writers, Ella Lagnley, Bobby Hamrick and Matt McKinney brought onto her tour bus for two days to write with her, with the quartet ultimately producing four songs for the project. One she had all of the songs, King and producer Ross Copperman recorded the majority of the album live with the band in two days.
Speaking to People, King explained that she felt she was able to be more vulnerable on this album in comparison to her previous record Shake the Spirit, noting “Now I'm in a place where I have nothing to hide. I'm much more comfortable with being vulnerable. I don't have to be so defensive, I can just be open. This whole album and everything is revealing a lot more about myself, because now I'm much more comfortable because I have nothing… It's not that I don't have anything to prove, because I'll always prove it to you. I will. I love to. But I'm being much more revealing about my life and about a part of my life that I've been so protective of, which is where my family's from and where my family still lives in Ohio, and what truly made me who I am and what brought me here.”
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