Ellie Goulding: A Mini British invasion in the U.S.

Ellie Goulding – Halcyon

This live performance of Ellie Goulding is truly perfect. The recording sounds so different live, but you can still imagine how Ellie Goulding felt when she was writing these lyrics.

Her line,  “I know you’re a fighter, but you never fought for me. When I was a shelter, you were not heading home to me,” is so amazing because at the end of their relationship, even though she knew it he possessed these characteristics, he didn’t use them to fight for the relationship with her. Oddly enough, her relationship with Skrillex was just ending with the release of this album Halcyon .

Ellie Goulding needs to be appreciated as a musician anyway because she has so much control over her voice and is able to transform simple lyrics and tell a specific story. Even being as new of an artist as she is, she is still very versatile and has a voice that could be both very pop and lovey dovey as well as rough rock.

Ellie Goulding – Anything Could Happen music video
This music video is very weird, but it helps you slightly understand where Ellie Goulding is coming from. She is singing about a future breakup and being in the end of a relationship.
The lyric, “Baby, I’ll give you everything you need; I’ll give you everything you need, but I don’t think I need you,” touches the listener because if you are in the same mood of the song, one would be likely to feel the same emotions Goulding did when writing and recording. Shoutout to the Skrillex hair in the video.

Ellie Goulding Anything Could Happen Live:

I can really appreciate the way she took the time to consider how the vocals would sound live on a rooftop like that. She makes up for all of the individual pieces of her song and produces them only with he vocals which is truly remarkable. I don’t care for many bands or artists live, but Ellie Goulding is a singer/songwriter that is high on my list of amazing vocalists.

Ellie Goulding – High for This (The Weeknd cover)
Beautiful cover. This song has been remixed multiple times and actually may be more popular than the original. Sometimes that happens when a band gets a song that doesn’t sound like their overall “sound”. Sometimes it works when a new artist tries a different path. Ellie Goulding never took that smooth R&B sound for her music. The cover of The Weeknd’s song has amazing range. Her control is phenomenal.  Her voice sounds almost robotic and very fake but this isn’t even a cleaned up studio version.

The Weeknd – High for This:
This is nothing like Ellie Goulding’s version. It isn’t necessarily worse, just a completely different tune to someone not familiar with the song. It is nice to see what Ellie incorporated in her vocals, but it is also great to see how much she was able to make it her own.

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