Introducing Ellie Goulding

What’s this, a blonde synth-pop minstrel songstress? How
innovative…how original, you scoff. But wait friends, this one’s got
something special up her sleeve. Forget the fact her music has been
dominating most music streaming blogs for the past few months, Wales
native Ellie Goulding has a one of a kind voice and a new take on a
crowded genre that’s sure to make ears happy from bedrooms to

First things first, she’s not Lady Gaga, Lykki Li, Kate Nash, Little
Boots, La Roux, Tracy Thorn, Imogen Heap or Bjork. Keep the
mind-blowing tunes that hook you at first listen, save the theatrics,
torture device-esque costumes and public scandals and you may get a
sense of where Goulding’s genre lies. She’s just a girl with her
guitar—with a twist.

It’s no secret I have the hots for Goulding’s harmonies. The first
time I came across her was by a lucky stroke of YouTube related video
clicking fate. The folk meets dub synth “Wish I Stayed” melted me and
I was devastated to discover only a few of her other tunes available
for listening on her myspace page. After a little investigation I
learned a handful of Gouldings tracks are produced by British
electro-pop commander Frankmusik and up-and-coming act Starsmith who
some may recognize as a source of a plethora of sick remixes floating
around the web these days.

Luckily, it’s true that good things come to those who wait because,
alas, a few months have flown by and Ellie Goulding’s track list has
grown into something resembling the compilation of an upcoming album
(or so I hope). Her songs range from the soul shattering “Fighter
Plane”, to body reverberating sexy dance numbers like “Under the
Sheets”, to tracks like “Starry Eyed” that make you feel a little bit
in love. If your term has been lacking in goosebumps, listening to
this might just be the next best thing.

Search Ellie Goulding at to hear her tunes.

-Ally Hall

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