Elena Jane "Ellie" Goulding (born 30 December 1986) is an English singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Her career began when she met record producers Starsmith and Frankmusik, and she was later spotted by Jamie Lillywhite, who later became her manager and A&R. After signing to Polydor Records in July 2009, Goulding released her debut extended play, An Introduction to Ellie Goulding, later that year.In 2010, she became the second artist to top the BBC's annual Sound of... poll and win the Critics' Choice Award at the Brit Awards in the same year. She released her debut ... Read More
Delirium is the third studio album by English singer and songwriter Ellie Goulding; it was released on 6 November 2015, by Polydor Records. Music critics were generally impressed by the overall production of the record, although were ambivalent in regards to its originality. It debuted at number three on the UK Albums Chart and the US Billboard 200, earning Goulding her highest-charting record in the latter country and her highest first-week sales figures in both territories.
So what can we expect from Delirium? Ellie stopped by iHeartRadio HQ recently for an exclusive interview, where she told us all about her new music, including what producers she’s been working with, everything about her new song “On My Mind,” and more.
Ellie tells iHeartRadio that fans can expect Delirium to be very electronic, and that the album as a whole sounds bigger than her previous releases. And working with Max Martin has allowed her to find a voice she didn’t realize she had.
Delirium is an interesting name for an album title. Ellie tells us that the name just fit the music perfectly. “It kind of just summed up the record. It’s kind of like a happy, delirious state. It just kind of made sense. It just kind of clicked together.”
Ellie explains to iHeartRadio that she really went outside of her comfort zone on this new album, and that it’s a big step for her from her last album.
Ellie Goulding: ‘Taylor and Calvin would have met without my help’
Songstress Ellie Goulding has opened up about playing matchmaker for Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris, and joked that the music industry is so small that they would have met at some point without her help.
Speaking to MTV News about how she helped the pair to meet and hit it off, the beauty explained that while she introduced them she believes they would have crossed paths on their own eventually:
“I’m not sure if they met beforehand, but certainly when we were at the Brits he came over and chatted to us… Because I was like ’come over.’”
“To be honest, I think they would have met anyway. It’s such a small world, you have no idea. We have so many mutual friends. It’s a very small world, so I think they would have met anyway. They are both really beautiful people, so I’m sure they would have met.”
Ellie Goulding has had a steady rise over the past few years, from her breakout single “Lights” to her shimmering Fifty Shades of Grey smash, “Love Me Like You Do.” So when the 28-year-old began work on her third LP, she had plans to make an even bigger-sounding album, writing songs with hitmaker Max Martin (*NSYNC, Britney Spears) and his protégée, Swedish singer-songwriter Laleh. “I’ve never worked with him before, but we really connected,” Goulding says of Martin. “And I wrote this song with Laleh that’s probably the most empowering song I’ve done as a woman. When I listen to it, I feel invincible.” You’ll hear that come through in Goulding’s voice: “Laleh was like, ‘I don’t want you to be the ethereal, female voice. I want people to see your strength.’”
Lyrically, though, Goulding isn’t moving away from matters of the heart. “I swore I wouldn’t write more love and heartbreak songs,” she says. “I thought, ‘Do one, get it out of your system.’ So the first song is, like, ‘Hold me! Don’t let me go! Stay with me!’ But it wasn’t out of my system. I’m obsessed with writing love songs, I always have been. I think that’s why I started writing songs in the first place.”
While Goulding is still putting the final touches on the album, which is expected to drop sometime in November, she’s psyched to bring new material to the stage. “I’ve probably done a thousand shows since my first album, and I realized that with that one I never thought, ‘I wonder how this will sound live?’” she says. “Now I can’t help but think of the live aspect, and I understand the translation of music from a studio to a performance.”
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ellie Goulding won’t just be performing at the NFL’s season kickoff concert. The British singer-songwriter will also be using it as an opportunity to learn more about American football.
“I know so little,” she said Tuesday during a phone interview after arriving in San Francisco. “I know the Super Bowl is being held here. I know that it’s a huge thing. See, sport is big in the U.K. I’m quite into the English version of football. I support Chelsea, but it’s on a whole difference scale here.”
Goulding and rock band Train are performing Thursday at Justin Herman Plaza in San Francisco’s Embarcadero district before the Pittsburgh Steelers take on the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass.
The concert is being held in San Francisco as part of the season-long celebration of Super Bowl 50, which will be hosted in the Bay Area on Feb. 7.
Other past performers at the NFL season opener have included Taylor Swift, Mariah Carey, Usher, Keith Urban and Kid Rock.
“It’s still crazy to me that I get asked to do such incredible things,” said the “Love Me Like You Do” singer. “I feel like I’m still at that point where I’m excited to play an open mic night, so it’s a real honor.”
This Morning, Ellie Goulding arrived at Capital FM in London for an interview and a lot of fun with Big Top 40, and Max. In the show, Ellie talked about the music video for ‘Love Me Like You Do’, her most recent single and this is what she said:
“I am in it! That’s me! I’m dancing in it! I basically have become fascinated with ballroom dancing so I was like, ‘Can I please do some dancing in it?’”
Ellie also get her #Instaoki crown back as she sang songs from Katy Perry ‘I Kissed a Girl’, One Direction ‘What Makes You Beautiful’ and Jennifer Lopez ‘Jenny From The Block’. Check out the video:
In the afternoon, Ellie Goulding was spotted out of the radio and leaving the studios of Capital FM. Check out the photos: