Everybody’s ‘Starry Eyed’

Posted: September 15, 2011 by jerkmag in BLARE -- music
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Adele, Florence and the Machine, Jessie J, and now Ellie Goulding.  Combine Elton John covers with Bassnectar remixes, and you’re bound to get people talking.

Ellie Goulding, a 24-year-old singer-songwriter from Hereford, England is the newest face to the British music scene.  Goulding took Europe by storm with her debut album “Lights,” and it proved to become the largest and quickest selling debut album of 2010 in Britain.

Ellie is now slowly but surely making a name for herself in the United States.  And the timing couldn’t be more perfect. Pairing her folk roots with modern day techno and dubstup influences, Goulding has connected two of the most contrasting genres in the industry today.

“I’m not afraid of pop or electronic music, but I also wanted the album to embrace my love for folk music, not just by my playing guitar on it, but by writing about things that have truly affected me. I wear my heart on my sleeve and am aware of how I’m feeling all the time, so it’s impossible for me to write words that are contrived or meaningless,” Goulding explains in her bio.

So whether you’re into chilling on a farm, or dressing up in neon like it’s your job, Ellie Goulding is sure to impress.  Get on board now before everyone else and their mom does. (It will make you seem trendy.)  Listen to Goulding’s single “Lights” remixed by Bassnectar below.

-Hayley Isaacson

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