An Introduction to Ellie Goulding

Quite an introduction indeed.

I stumbled upon this English singer-songwriter, guitarist on Vevo. I posted her “Lights” video in my previous post “Girl Power- Female Music Videos” and I continued to look into her music. I started to fall in love and now I am a fan. That takes a lot for me to become an instant fan.

I checked out her EP, “An Introduction to Ellie Goulding” the only downloadable version for the U.S., there are other albums only available to Europe. How unfortunate. There is also some other songs available online, like the cover of Elton John’s “Your Song”

On her EP, there are four songs “Starry Eyed”, “Guns and Horses”, “The Writer” and “Lights”. I’m not really a fan of “Guns and Horses” but the other songs are very good. I love her soft, innocent voice. Her voice is simply sweet. “Starry Eyed” definitely has a European pop feel to it. I think “Lights” has a more crossover feel. “Lights” has an American electro-pop feel that could rival Goldfrapp and Ladyhawke. I think her voice fits slow ballads and the electro pop as well. When I first heard her voice, it reminded me a little of Florence + the Machine and Bjork. I always categorize artists from previous artists that I’ve heard. I really like her look as well. Very soft features and she has her left side of her hair shaved, so she has a slight rocker edge, even if it’s subtly. It’s hard to find artists that inspire you and also make you want to emulate them. Her lyrics are cute and light. Honestly, I probably could just listen to her talk, her voice is mesmerizing.

I’m eagerly waiting for her to explode into the U.S. market. Although, I am afraid there’s a possibility of that never happening, only because the U.S. market is saturated with songs about sex, anything shocking and hip hop. I’m hoping a great and unique artist like Ellie will find an American audience, because she definitely deserves it.

You can buy her EP here: http://www.amazon.com/Introduction-Ellie-Goulding-EP/dp/B0043CM504/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1296586179&sr=8-1

For some reason I was having trouble finding her again on iTunes.

“Starry Eyed”

“Under the Sheets” not available to U.S. Markets…

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6 responses to “An Introduction to Ellie Goulding

  1. whathappensafter5

    I love Ellie Goulding! A friend of mine in London told me all about her and I’ve been obsessed ever since!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog – hope you’ll come back!

  2. I am always skeptical of an introduction to a singer that is also a cover but I really enjoyed the quality of her voice. I’m sure she’ll become popular over here in the states before long, she seems talented enough. If she had some money backing her up, it’ll just be a matter of time.

    • Oh, her EP doesn’t include the Elton John cover at all, I just added in the video because it’s one of the few songs along with the EP that is downloadable in the U.S. The four songs I previously mentioned are the ones in the EP.

  3. Nice, intro. I like the music.

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