Retrieved 27 January 2011 — via. Select Silver in the Certification field. Like your favourite songs to make your vote count. It effectively juxtaposes dark lyrics with a more upbeat sound to the music and vocals. Written by Goulding, and Ash Howes, the song was inspired by Goulding's childhood. .
The accompanying music video was directed by Floria Sigismondi. It also broke into the top 10 at adult pop and mainstream pop radio while hitting 1 at dance music radio. Archived from on 30 August 2011. This was followed by the reissue of the album Lights as Bright Lights. Halcyon also reached the top 10 on the album chart in many other countries around the world. At the 2014 Brit Awards she received the award for Best British Female.
It was co-written and co-produced by. It also broke into the adult contemporary top 20. Archived from on 30 December 2013. After signing to Polydor Records in July 2009, Goulding released her debut extended play, An Introduction to Ellie Goulding, later that year. The song spent two additional weeks at number four, selling 45,579 copies in its second week and 39,942 copies in its third week. It was written and produced by a team headed by Swedish pop mastermind. Goulding has a strong enough voice that when she toured with the decidedly more rootsy blues and country-influenced American songwriter Lissie in 2010, they brought the house down with several pitch-perfect, soulful duets, so the move toward a more atmospheric, sonically layered approach feels decidedly more like a conscious aesthetic choice.
It was released on 16 February 2011 as the album's sixth single overall, and second from Bright Lights. Archived from on 10 March 2013. The song re-entered the Billboard Hot 100 at number 99 during the week of 14 January 2012. It was officially released on 20 January 2011. Hitparáda — Radio Top 100 Oficiální. Three months later, during the week ending 12 March 2011, the single entered the top 100 for the first time at number 91.
The second directed by Emil Nava shows Ellie Goulding dancing and wearing footwear from her own commercial collection. Goulding is also seen in a Cystal wearing a silver dress, sporting blue eye contacts, and dancing around while lip-syncing. Note: insert 201241 into search. The accompanying music video was directed by Emil Nava and takes inspiration from the film Thelma and Louise. The album Halcyon was a major commercial success. The song achieved crossover success reaching the top 40 on the alternative, adult contemporary, and dance charts. The video shows Goulding dancing, playing the drums and the tambourine whilst different lighting effects including lasers surround her as she sings.
The American version of the video also features product placement for headphones and , which can both be seen being used by Goulding within the first 26 seconds of the video. With her 2010 debut, Lights, and the expanded Bright Lights, British vocalist Ellie Goulding bridged the gap between the soulful adult contemporary beltings of Adele and the more primal indie rock gospel of Florence + the Machine. American singer recorded an acoustic version of the song for her video series titled , with the music video released on on 8 May 2013. When she looks back for her boyfriend, he turns around in a hood, and is hollow but filled with the night sky that zooms into, and show Goulding in a peach-yellow dress singing the last part of the song. Archived from on 29 May 2014. The track was serviced to in the United Kingdom on 16 February 2011.
As opposed to all the sad and depressing things I write about, I decided to write something about the joining together of people in some kind of euphoric state—be it at a festival, at a show or in a club. She filmed the clip on location in Malibu, California. The songs on this are ordered by number of likes, plays and downloads. Archived from on 13 July 2012. She has the magical ability, not unlike her heroine, , to sing with a sort of controlled tremulousness: her voice aches with vulnerability but never breaks. Her voice is the real star. In New Zealand, the song debuted at number 25 on the on 25 June 2012, reaching number 16 in its fifth and ninth weeks on the chart.
Ellie Goulding says it is one of her most personal and emotional songs she has ever written. It was set to be released as the lead single from the album's repackaging as Bright Lights. Archived from on 10 January 2014. The list is updated daily to include all of Ellie Goulding's latest songs. Archived from on 23 January 2013. Analysis by critics compared the song to the work of Dido and the Cranberries. On her sophomore effort, 2012's Halcyon, Goulding moves in an even more arty, electronic direction.
It was produced by British musician Starsmith. She said that she didn't intend to write a breakup album, but it became one. Select singles in the Format field. Archived from on 21 April 2013. It is also one of the of all time.
Select Platinum in the Certification field. Archived from on 23 August 2015. Huge washes of electronic sound surround the emotional vocals. Because I'm essentially a pop artist I wanted to write a song that everyone can relate to. In that sense, she seems to be striking a balance between her more arty inclinations and a kind of adult contemporary, Annie Lennox-style professionalism. Halcyon debuted at number nine on the Billboard 200 Chart, her first top ten debut in the United States.