Posts Tagged ‘Ellie Goulding’

Ellie Goulding’s debut studio album, Lights, has its album artwork featured as this week’s Album Art of The Week. The album art eventually paved way for the usage of glitters in Miss Goulding’s single sleeves (Starry Eyed and Guns and Horses). The font used for Miss Goulding’s name is likable, in my book. That letter ‘E’ really stood out once I looked into the album art closely. With the album art for Lights being impressive, that leaves the single sleeve for Under The Sheets as the only boring single sleeve that Miss Goulding has released.
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Here are some soon-to-be-released singles that should be getting some attention. Trust me, your money will not be wasted if you buy the following singles:
English singer-songwriter Ellie Goulding continues to show that she also has the beauty to back up her magnificent vocals. Seriously speaking, she really looks fantastic in the single sleeve for her soon-to-be released single Guns and Horses. The glitters are fantastic and I hope that her production team continues awesome single sleeves (that Starry Eyed single sleeve is a stunner).
Release Date: May 17, 2010
Danish pop group Alphabeat has unveiled their spanking single sleeve for DJ (I Could Be Dancing). I am excited for the release of the said track. It is one of the few tracks that I enjoyed from their album The Beat Is. You have got to admit though that the single sleeve really is eye candy and possesses a strong connection to the title.
Release Date: May 31, 2010 (UK)
Credits to Pop From The Block for sharing information regarding the single sleeve of DJ (I Could Be Dancing).

Being the Critic’s Choice Awardee at the 2010 Brits Awards, Lights, the debut LP of English singer/songwriter Ellie Goulding, faced high expectations even before its release. Goulding, who also topped the BBC Sound of 2010 poll, showed much potential with lead single Under the Sheets, followed by another fantastic single, Starry Eyed, garnering the attentions of many a critic.

The sound of the 36-minute album is consistent, the use of synthesizers appropriate. Lights is a quirky pop compilation molded to fit the mainstream scene. The vocals of Goulding showcases a tone slightly similar to Florence + the Machine, Little Boots, La Roux, and most recently 2008 X Factor contestant Diana Vickers.

Standout tracks in the LP include This Love (Will Be Your Downfall), which could easily be the next single with its beguiling chorus. The Writer is another commendable track, led by piano and quite a heartwrencher. The opener, Guns and Horses, also does not disappoint. The acoustic intro is hypnotizing, and the whole track follows suit.

All in all, a great debut effort from the indie label artist. Though still distant to the fame of artists such as Lady Gaga, Goulding is presenting a new side to pop. By combining synthesizers, acoustics, piano, and gold dust, Ellie Goulding is definitely an artist to watch out for.

Genre: Pop
Date Released: March 1, 2010
Label: Polydor Records

This entry was done by our resident contributor, Katrina. If you want to read more of her entries, please go to Pop From The Block where she also does her insights regarding the latest in music.

Ellie Goulding surely will be etched now in the minds of music fans everywhere after topping the BBC Sound of 2010 poll. This turns out to be the start of huge things for Ellie Goulding as she subsequently won the ‘Critic’s Choice Award’ in the 2010 Brit Awards. There must be something in her music that just captivates people big time. After listening toUnder The Sheets, I was left amazed by her talent. Starry Eyed only adds more excitement on my part for her debut album which is titled Lights.

Starry Eyed surprised me big time and I mean this in a very positive manner. Goulding’s vocal magic blew me away. Her vocals just sound authentic and rich in quality. The track definitely appeals to everyone. What makes the track stronger is that the sound’s simply amazing – pop, folk, and dance elements got molded together perfectly.

All in all, Starry Eyed should be enough to convince people (or the doubters out there to be specific) that Ellie Goulding will be one of music’s hottest stars soon. The track packs a lot of punch while sounding light and easy at the same time. In the end, the magic of the track remained in me and left me ‘starry eyed.’

Genre: Pop
Date Released: February 22, 2010
Label: Polydor Records

We are now in the stretch drive as the final part (Part VII) approaches. So far, the comments have been pretty constructive. Just keep them coming! I reply to most of the comments anyway. Also, the songs that got included starting from Part IV are now RANKED ACCORDINGLY. Let us get the ball rolling now!
#20 We Are Golden – Mika
From: The Boy Who Knew Too Much
When I heard this song, I quickly thought of Gospel meets High School Musical all due to the choirs that Mika used in this song. Still, I find the song to be convincing enough that all the success that Mika garnered in his previous effort Life In Cartoon Motion was not a fluke at all.
#19 Fireflies – Owl City
From: Ocean Eyes
I got to say that I initially considered Fireflies to be one of the gayest songs that I have heard in my entire life. However, after being convinced to just listen to the song, I liked it. Adam Young’s vocals are top-notch and the lyrics absolutely made sense. The synthesizer’s presence is very lovely as well.
#18 Brick By Boring Brick – Paramore
From: Brand New Eyes
Clearly the best song in Brand New EyesBrick By Boring Brick‘s opening riff is simply a touch of musical genius. Once you hear it, you’ll immediately know that the track can grow on you and boy, it did wonderfully. The music video is very good too. Sadly, Hayley Williams has ditched her blonde hair already.
#17 Mama Do (Uh Oh, Uh Oh) – Pixie Lott
From: Turn It Up
This song clearly told one strong message: Pixie Lott will be one of UK’s biggest artists soon enough. Her voice is very charming and her vocal range is simply off the charts. I just sincerely hope that Miss Pixie Lott does not get overrated. Seriously, I am really hoping for her not to be overrated.
#16 Revelry – Kings Of Leon
From: Only By The Night
The fourth single out of the American band’s 4th studio effort sounds very mellow and not as loud as Use Somebody. Caleb Followill’s vocals remain as one of the best rock vocals I have ever heard this year. Though weirdly enough, I really liked the song all because of the drums done by Caleb’s brother, Nathan.
#15 Just Say Yes – Snow Patrol
From: Up To Now
With Snow Patrol trying to change things up a bit, Just Say Yes ended up as the product of their efforts. Just Say Yes sounds very new and fresh. The surprising incorporation of the synthesizer is simply brilliant. Lyrics may be cheesy but they work.
#14 Zero – Yeah Yeah Yeahs
From: It’s Blitz!
Karen O is simply one of the best female vocalists ever. Her vocals sound mesmerizing, fresh, and simply one-of-a-kind. Zero is a very innovative rock song. The warbling beat from the synthesizer is also special and very likeable as well. The Yeah Yeahs just never cease to make well-crafted music.
#13 TiK ToK – Ke$ha
From: Animal
You may know Ke$ha for her work in Flo Rida’s Right Round single. That Flo Rida single was actually her big break. Now, we now see how Ke$ha can work as a solo artist with TiK ToKTiK ToK is a very sexy party song filled with infectious pop hook. Simply awesome stuff and it has been on repeat in my iTunes playlist for a long time already.
#12 Undisclosed Desires – Muse
From: The Resistance
Undisclosed Desires lets one see Muse try incorporating some R&B into their music. Matt Bellamy’s vocals remain as awesome as ever. The song sounds very much like it got produced from Timbaland but heck, the song sounds very groovy added with the creativity that only Muse can give. Pretty awesome stuff.
#11 Under The Sheets – Ellie Goulding
Ellie Goulding surprised me with this song. I initially thought that this single would be nothing special and simply trash. All of these opinions changed after hearing the song. Goulding’s vocals are absolutely special and the song showcases it well – all parts of the song feature her rich vocals. The song is not your ordinary pop tune. It’s way more than that. Ellie Goulding is one artist to look out in 2010.