Thursday, 28 April 2011
Ellie Goulding - This Love
Of course, the big news of the day is that the lovely Ellie Goulding is to perform at the Royal Wedding. The actual Royal Wedding. You know, that thing we'll all be watching on TV and which has dominated the news for the last few weeks. Needless to say, this is an absolutely incredible gig for her - highly deserved too.
She's set to release track This Love soon, a song which in fact dates back to the original release of her debut LP in 2009 (before it was re-released and re-packaged and everything). This takes me back to when I was just starting uni - it's a real favourite of mine from the album and a standout at Ellie's live shows too. After the mega-success of her Your Song cover, it's refreshing to see her releasing singles in the vein of the synth-pop that brought her to the public's eyes and ears in the first place.
Recent reports say Ellie is gearing up to release her album in America too, fronting it with an exciting performance on Saturday Night Live which will air on May 7th. Her blog post about touring and all the experiences, emotions and memories it brings with it is really touching too. You get the sense with this single release that things have now come full circle with Ellie, she has become a fully fledged pop-star; a genuine persona in both the British music scene as well as pop-culture as a whole.