Ellie Goulding Recruits Diplo, Blackbear to Guest in Livestreamed Show

Rock in Rio 2019, first day - British singer Ellie Goulding during a performance on the World of Rock in Rio 2019 stage, on the first day of the music festival held in the City of Rock, held at Olimpico Park in Barra da Tijuca, west of the city .

Ellie Goulding recruited recent collaborators Diplo and Blackbear to appear in her upcoming livestreamed show. Bruno Baketa / AGIF via AP

Ellie Goulding recruited recent collaborators Diplo and Blackbear to appear in her upcoming livestreamed show.

“The Brightest Blue Experience,” a pay-per-view event presented by LIVEnow, will be broadcast Wednesday, August 26th at London’s Victoria & Albert Museum. Tickets are available now.

The two guests contributed to the singer-songwriter’s recently issued fourth LP, Brightest Blue: Diplo co-wrote and co-produced her single “Close to Me,” and Blackbear co-wrote and appears on the single “Worry About Me.” The album, which follows 2015’s Delirium, also features Swae Lee, Lauv, serpentwithfeet and Juice Wrld.

The livestream will feature both new and old tracks, with Goulding accompanied by a live ensemble. “How incredible to hear this album come to life with some of London’s most talented players,” she said in a statement. “It sounds exactly how I imagined — like a new world.”

Goulding also noted how the one-off event helps promote the 18-track LP with touring currently sidelined due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “It’s a truly incredible opportunity to push my creative boundaries and perform inside one of London’s most iconic museums,” she said. “I can’t wait for you all to see the spectacle we have put together for this extraordinarily special experience.”

The singer will also broadcast the show via additional streams for East Coast North and South America; West Coast North and Central America; and Australia, New Zealand and Asia.

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Ellie Goulding lanza «Brightest Blue», su cuarto disco de estudio


Madrid, 17 jul (EFE).- La cantante británica Ellie Goulding ha lanzado este viernes su esperado cuarto disco de estudio, ‘Brightest Blue’, dividido en dos partes diferentes y del que ya se conocían los temas ‘Worry About Me’, ‘Close To Me’, ‘Hate Me’, ‘Power’ y ‘Slow Grenade’.

‘Con frecuencia compongo sobre mis emociones y pensamientos de manera pegadiza y fácil de recordar, buscando usar mi voz del modo más sorprendente y buscando colaborar con los nombres menos evidentes’, ha explicado Goulding en una nota de prensa difundida por Universal Music Spain, sobre un disco en el que se une a artistas como Juice WRLD o blackbear.

De ‘Brightest Blue’, la primera parte del disco de nombre homónimo, la artista explica que refleja su ‘vulnerabilidad’ y ‘un mundo complejo donde las relaciones siguen dictando nuestra felicidad o pena y siguen siendo la mayor fuente de sufrimiento en el mundo’, y apunta que las canciones ‘son un símbolo del crecimiento hasta convertirse en mujer’.

‘EG. 0’ es la parte B del álbum, que incluye sus colaboraciones más recientes, y asegura de ella que contiene su ‘parte más resuelta, segura y valiente’.

La propia Goulding y Joe Kearns son los productores ejecutivos de la primera parte del disco, en el que ha colaborado con otros escritores y productores, entre los que se encuentran Tobias Jesso Jr., Starsmith, ILYA, serpentwithfeet, Patrick Wimberly (Chairlift) y Jim Eliot. EFE

Stream the album below:

Ellie Goulding Sets New Album ‘Brightest Blue,’ Featuring Juice WRLD, Swae Lee, Lauv & More

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Ellie Goulding poses on the red carpet on arrival for the BRIT Awards 2020 in London on Feb. 18, 2020.

Ellie Goulding’s forthcoming studio set now has a title, a release date and a confirmed lineup of a-list pop and hip-hop guests, including a collaboration with the late Juice WRLD.

Goulding’s fourth album Brightest Bluewill drop July 17 and will be split in two parts, Brightest Blue and EG.0.

The first part, notes the British pop singer, reflects her “vulnerability” and our complex world “where relationships still dictate our happiness and heartbreak and can still be the most painful thing in the world.”

The Brightest Blue spreads across 13 tracks which “symbolize growing up and becoming a woman,” she adds in a statement, and includes the previously released “Power”

The second part spans five tracks and “encapsulates my confident, brave and fearless side and features all my recent collaborations,” she continues. EG.0’stracklist features “Hate Me” with Juice WRLD, “Close To Me” with Diplo featuring Swae Lee, her “Slow Grenade” collab with Lauv, and «Worry About Me,” her blackbear team-up she debuted earlier this month on The Late Late Show With James Corden.

The “Lights” singer has kept active during the lockdown. She was a featured performer in Global Citizen’s charity livestream One World: Together At Home and participated in the BBC’s Big Night In fundraising cover of the Foo Fighters’ “Times Like These,” which raised $45 million for Children in Need and hit No. 1 in the U.K.

Brightest Blue is the followup to 2015’s Delirum, which peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 and the Official U.K. Albums Chart. Goulding’s first two albums, Lights(from 2010) and Halcyon (from 2012), both went to No. 1 in her homeland.

Over the past decade, the singer has won a pair of Brit Awards, including British female solo artist in 2014, and bagged three U.K. No. 1 singles, including the final leader of 2019 with a cover of Joni Mitchell’s “River” (Polydor/Universal).

Brightest Blue Tracklist

Part 1 – Brightest Blue

1. Start (ft. serpentwithfeet)
2. Power
3. How Deep Is Too Deep
4. Cyan
5. Love I’m Given
6. New Heights
7. Ode To Myself
8. Woman
9. Tides
10. Wine Drunk
11. Bleach
12. Flux
13. Brightest Blue

Part 2 – EG.0

1. Overture
2. Worry About Me (Feat. blackbear)
3. Slow Grenade (Feat.Lauv)
4. Close To Me (With Diplo) (Feat.Swae Lee)
5. Hate Me (With Juice WRLD)

Ellie Goulding Drops A Surprise Cover Of Don McLean’s “Vincent”


Ellie Goulding makes a surprise today (February 14) with a stripped-back cover of Don McLean’s “Vincent.” A reflection on Vincent Van Gogh’s artwork and battle with mental illness, the 1972 hit might seem like a strange song to drop on Valentine’s Day. However, at its core, this is a tale of an unrequited love so maddening that it drove a man to suicide — making it unique counter-programming. James Blake also interpreted the song recently, but his take is dark and ghostly. Ellie, on the other hand, keeps it soft and pretty.

“Starry, starry night, paint your palette blue and grey,” she begins the ballad over strummed guitar. “Look out on a summer’s day.” From there, the Brit delivers a rather faithful rendition. The compassionate chorus feels especially relevant today. “Now I understand what you tried to say to me, how you suffered for your sanity,” Ellie sings. “They would not listen, they did not know how — perhaps they’ll listen now.” This is the 31-year-old’s first new song since dropping a cover of “O Holy Night” in December. Listen below.

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Festive! Ellie Goulding Drops Christmas Single “O Holy Night”


Ellie Goulding has had an unusually quiet 2017. She lent her voice to Kygo’s “First Time,” but that’s it. Until now. The Brit comes out of hibernation to drop a surprise Christmas single. The hitmaker tackles “O Holy Night,” delivering a stripped-back, faithful interpretation of the yuletide classic. While it’s not the electro-pop banger fans have been waiting for, new music can’t be too far away given the amount of time she has spent in the studio this year.

The 30-year-old’s third LP, Delirium, dropped in 2015 and delivered the hit “On My Mind.” Subsequent singles underperformed, but she returned to the charts in 2016 with “Still Falling For You,” a ballad from the Bridget Jones’s Baby soundtrack. She has been chipping away at album four ever since, but might forgo a traditional release. “The old process of doing a single, then promo, then album doesn’t work anymore,” Ellie said in an interview. “Nowadays you can put out a single if you want to without a whole album to follow. So I might do that.”

Listen to her Christmas cover below.

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Ellie Goulding and Kygo cover Harry Styles’s «Sign of the times»


Harry Styles is no stranger to BBC Radio 1’s famed Live Lounge, having previously performed in the studio with One Direction. Now Styles has the honor of having one of his own songs get the Live Lounge cover treatment, thanks to Ellie Goulding and Kygo.

On Wednesday morning (May 31) the duo teamed up for a stripped-down rendition of their nostalgic collab “First Time.” They also tackled Styles’s soaring ballad “Sign of the Times,” giving it a somber, slow-building treatment. Kygo handled the piano, while Goulding strained her voice to hit that sky-high “gotta get away!” refrain. This version’s more abbreviated than the original, but it’s beautiful all the same.

Treat your ears to both “Sign of the Times” and “First Time” below.

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Kygo and Ellie second collaboration.



Ellie Goulding returns on Friday (April 28) as the featured artist on Kygo’s new single, “First Time.” This is the Brit’s first single since “Still Falling For You,” which appeared on the Bridget Jones’s Baby soundtrack. It’s also an indication that her off-cycle is official over. After this track has run its course (probably late summer or early fall), she will start rolling out music from her 4th album. At least, that seems to be the current model for pop divas — release a club feature, then your single.

As for the Norwegian DJ, he’s on something of a roll. His collaboration with Selena Gomez, “It Ain’t Me,” has been the biggest hit of his career by some margin. The moody banger cracked the top 10 in dozens of markets across Europe and Australia, and looks set to repeat that feat on the Billboard Hot 100 next week. With the video dropping yesterday, it will benefit from increased YouTube streams and an iTunes discount. See Ellie’s announcement below.


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