I’m almost mad at Ellie Goulding. Homegirl’s music is so good that it’s distracting me from my daily duties. “Sorry, hon! I can’t clean the kitchen! I’ve go to shake it with Ellie!” “I guess I should have come to work this morning, but Ellie dropped my HIT.”
You know what I mean? It was just a few weeks ago that Goulding’s song “Lights” became a huge hit in America, and though I’d been half-listening to tracks like “Starry Eyed” and “Your Song” for over a year, something about “Lights” made me really pay attention. Now I love her entire first album.
But wait… there’s more! Goulding just released “Anything Could Happen,” the banging first single from her upcoming second album Halcyon.
The new hit—which will be available digitally next week—has the same electro-ethereal quality of her first album, but there’s also this… I don’t know… expansiveness? The swells of sound beneath the vocals. The husky quality in some of the singing. Even then “ooh ooh ooh” sounds in the chorus. They just feel bigger. Anthemic.
So… yeah. Count me in. Way to do it, girl.
Mark Blankenship tweets as @IAmBlankenship. He really wishes pop song releases were a valid reason to miss work.