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Ellie Goulding finally sounds a bit like Ellie Goulding on new single ‘Army’
As we all know, Ellie Goulding is about to drop a new album, called Delirium, next week. The British singer-songwriter started a campaign for which she released a new song every week until the album release. This week, the new track is ‘Army’, not really a promo single, but actually the second official single taken from the record. Frequent readers of this blog might have already realized that I am not a big fan of this new era for Ellie. ‘On My Mind’ was just a tuneless mess if you ask me that didn’t even come close to the standard Ellie produced before and ‘Something In The Way You Move’ was nice enough, but could also have been recorded by Carly Rae Jepsen or any other pop singer. After the release of the not really single worthy ‘Lost & Found’ last week she is now back with ‘Army’ that finally sounds like actual Ellie Goulding!
Ellie Goulding launches light and upbeat second promo single
It was already clear that Ellie Goulding moved from indie pop territory to full on big pop star in the past two years. This transformation was completed with the release of the single ‘On My Mind’ last month. It was the first track taken from her upcoming third album Delirium and it was not what I, and quite a few other Goulding fans, hoped for. The track is repetitive, lacks personality and most of all, the chorus falls flat. Now she tries her luck with the second promo single, called ‘Something In The Way You Move’. An improvement to ‘On My Mind’? Yes. Up to Ellie Goulding’s standard? Nope.
Ellie Goulding goes for big pop sound on new single and album
When Ellie Goulding released her debut album in 2010, she introduced herself as an electronic folk pop artist with her own little style going on. She made it big in the UK and started to conquer Europe and the US as well. By the time her second record Halcyon came around, everything still sounded personal, but with bigger productions and life giving choruses. For the re-release Halcyon Days however, she and her team decided to go for a big pop sound with sligtly more predictable output, like single ‘Burn’. In the meantime she recorded Max Martin penned ‘Love Me Like You Do’ for the Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack and had a worldwide hit. She slowly but steadily moved towards big pop star territory and with her new single ‘On My Mind’, the transformation is about to complete.