Single Review: Silk City & Ellie Goulding – New Love

Silk City returns with Ellie Goulding collaboration ‘New Love’
Silk City is back! The project of top tier producers Diplo and Mark Ronson was given a rest after their 2018 hit ‘Electricity’ with Dua Lipa. Now, the star producers recorded a new track with another British pop act: Ellie Goulding. Together with the Picard Brothers and Steve McCutcheon, the trio wrote the song ‘New Love’. As one would expect, it is a banger!

‘New Love’ is not the first time Goulding collaborates with Diplo. They recorded the song ‘Close To Me’ together before, as well as Major Lazer track ‘Powerful’. The track is the first new material by Goulding since the release of her fourth album Brightest Blue last summer.

Silk City stays true to the successful formula they had with ‘Electricity’, as ‘New Love’ is another upbeat club banger with the poppiest of hooks. The chorus on ‘New Love’ is a tad repetitive, but it is too catchy to resist. The production is fabulous as expected and Goulding’s sultry vocals are exactly right for this type of bop. It’s nothing game changing, but very effective as a dance, house and pop hybrid that is supposed to make us dance.

The trio also created a music video in the New Love club, which makes me long for the end of covid restrictions. This tune needs to be blasted in a club packed with sweaty dancing bodies!

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