Ellie Goulding has to be one of the most coolest musicians today, with hit singles like Starry Eyed, Guns and Horses, Lights and her cover of Elton John’s “Your Song” that made America fall in love with her, its obvious to see that she’s up in the game.
Now, over a year past the release date for her first album, Lights, Goulding is releasing her second album, Halcyon, on October 9, and listeners (including me!) can expect that same amazing sound they are familiar with. The album opens with the first track Don’t Say A Word, the song starts off with a very slow beginning: a haunting feel that allows us to hear the range of Goulding’s vocals. The song gives us a feel for the deeper, darker side of Goulding’s sound.
The first single from Halcyon, “Anything Could Happen” features a very upbeat sound, which is especially apparent in the chorus, where the electronic rhythm takes over. In addition, the broad range of vocal levels that Goulding expresses is partnered with exceptional harmonies.
Don’t ask me to choose one song to be my favorite, because all of the songs are amazing! But you should definitely give “My Blood” a listen, the song features extremely fantastic harmony and piano sound. I’m not sure why, but uh… This song makes me want to dance in the rain.
Overall, Halcyon will just continue to make fans fall in love with Ellie Goulding, With an ever-growing audience and such a polished second wave of material there’s little to stop this album being one of the biggest of the next 12 months.
Listen to: Don’t Say A Word, My Blood, Anything Could Happen, Hanging On, I Know You Care, Figure 8.
Written by: Seanzha Kemal R.