Now that the hook for “Sister Wife” has firmly taken root in your brain, Detroit’s poplette Alex Winston has announced that she will release a whole new set of tracks on February 28 to echo in your memory forever. After spending time on the road with Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeros and fellow super-catchy songmaker Gotye (try to get this one out of your head), Winston is ready to hit the world with her album King Con and a documentary to go along with it.
King Con (V2/Cooperative) was inspired by the “pretenders of the world,” from conmen to shamen, but the name of the album identifies Winston as the biggest pretender of them all: an Elvis impersonator. In September, she released the Velvet Elvis EP, which she promoted by wearing an Elvis costume for a while.
Her upcoming album, unlike her last releases, wasn’t recorded on GarageBand. On King Con Winston took to the studio with professionals like Charlie Hugall, who worked with Florence And The Machine. More importantly, the album comes with a documentary Winston shot herself while on tour in the U.K., which sounds like a series of interviews she recorded with some weirdos she met out there.
Winston also just put out a cover of the Black Keys‘ “Everlasting Light” from the band’s 2010 LP, Brothers. Stream it below.
Alex Winston – Everlasting Light by Cooperative Music