Ellie Goulding has revealed in an interview that she isn’t put off by the unknown and actually likes taking musical risks.
Goulding, 26 from Herefordshire has become a household name the past few years after releasing her debut album ‘Lights’ back in 2010. On release the album went to number 1 in the UK album charts and went on to sell 850,000 copies in the UK alone.
Ellie released her second album ‘Halcyon’ in October 2012 and ‘Anything Could Happen’ was the first single to be lifted from the album which on release had generally good reviews from critics.
Speaking in an interview with Radio.com recently the ‘Starry Eyed’ sensation spoke about how important it was that she remains focused on the job in hand and doesn’t let herself feel discouraged when she’s mixing up with different genres.
“I don’t want to think I can’t do [something] because no one’s ever done it before. I’ve always combined my love of folk music with electronic music and pop music.”
“It works for me. It’s not the easiest task in the world, but it seems to work for me and I seem to have engaged people. If I can keep going and I can keep bringing people together like I did at Lollapalooza [Chicago music festival], then I’m f***ing winning. I love it.”
Ellie also admitted during the interview with Radio.com that ‘Halcyon Days’ was just a repackaged version of the record as she felt she still has a lot to achieve with the latest offering.
“Basically, after my album came out, it’s been a weird time for me, I feel like now I’m so much deeper into ‘Halcyon’ that I just wanted to expand it. I wanted it to last longer, because I’m not done with this record yet. For anyone else, it might be a time to move on and make another record, but I don’t think it’s the end yet.”
Last night Ellie Goulding joined Taylor Swift on stage as a special guest for Swift who is currently on tour. The pair performed ‘Anything Could Happen’.
Ellie is also still number 1 in the official UK singles chart and looks set to remain number one for another week with her smash hit ‘Burn’ which you can listen to below.