In a recent interview with Billboard, British singer-songwriter Ellie Goulding announced that her new album is "nearly finished" and will be released before the end of 2015. What fantastic news! The 28-year-old "Love Me Like You Do" artist described the upcoming LP as "bigger" than her previous work:
I don't really know why this word seems appropriate but it's definitely bigger. Whether that means it's more adventurous, or a bit more ambitious, or a bit more daring, I don't know. But I'm certainly taking on something a lot bigger than I have before and sonically it's a lot bigger. I feel like there were maybe certain restrictions on the last album. But I'm at a point now with this album where it's just taken on a new life now of its own and I can't stop it.
Check out the full interview over at Billboard.
Goulding also revealed that she collaborated with Los Angeles–based DJ Diplo (Major Lazer's "Lean On"), English producer Jim Eliot (Kylie Minogue's "All the Lovers"), and in-demand Swedish hit-maker Max Martin (Taylor Swift's "Bad Blood") on the project. I can't wait to hear Goulding's bigger, amped-up tracks — but I hope she's been careful not to lose her signature sound during the recording process. Here are 6 fantastic songs from Goulding's past albums that I think should influence her new one:
"Goodness gracious, I can't seem to stop/Calling it off/Calling it off just to keep crawling to your arms..."
"Guns And Horses"
"It's time we find out who we are/'Cause when I'm standing here in the dark/I see your face in every star..."
"I chased your love around a figure eight/I need you more than I can take..."
"Oh, everybody's starry-eyed/And everybody glows/Oh, everybody's starry-eyed/And my body goes..."
"Anything Could Happen"
"I'll give you everything you need/But I don't think I need you..."
"I had a way then/Losing it all on my own/I had a heart then/But the queen has been overthrown..."