This is the second release from this vastly talented artist. In this release elaine k displays some of her most intimate writing skills in tracks dealing with many difficult subjects. Known for giving the love song the good kick in the ass that we all know it needs - she doesn't pull any punches in songs like 'Not About You' and 'You Should Have Known'. This release also holds the critically acclaimed 'Lucky' written after 9/11 by elaine, a resident of New York City. As an artist who will put her money where her mouth is, this album also sees the track 'I Will Not Fight Your War' sit right in and yet stop you dead in your tracks. Skilled in so many veins though, elaine k can just as easily display her sultry talents and seduce you with the utterly sexy 'Seduce Me'. elaine k is going from strength to strength and this album is pure evidence of this. "As Is" is an album for today, a record of the time and the feelings of a generation.