Cocktail Music: Ellie Goulding

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London musician Ellie Goulding has been making global waves since last year with her hit single “Lights” and debut album of the same name. “Lights” reached number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100, and she performed the song at the wedding reception of Prince William and Kate Middleton at Buckingham Palace. Before her international debut hit, she also released a cover of Elton John’s “Your Song” which hit the number 2 spot on the UK singles chart.

Goulding is a folk-electronicist, mixing the two genres blissfully well.  Last November she opened up for Katy Perry’s tour in the US. Currently, Goulding is working on her sophomore album, which is set for the end of this year or early 2013. Last week she released a new single “Hanging On” featuring English rapper Tinie Tempah, which is a song about a relationship that is on the rocks. Hearing her harmonious lyrics mixed with the electronic pounding sound and spontaneous rap (well only spontaneous if you listened  to it before reading this) is something you are going to want to make sure you do no miss out on. The single is available for download for free through Goulding herself here.

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