Goulding enjoying 2014
2014 has been quite a year for Ellie Goulding. In fact, before the first two months had cleared the calendar, Goulding had announced her next single release, confirmed a contribution to the track for the film “”Divergent,”” collaborated with rapper Angel Haze on a cover of the James Black song “”Life Round Here,”” and captured the Best British Female Solo Artist at the Brit Awards.
Goulding’s “”Beating Heart”” (her contribution to “”Divergent””) was probably a little louder until the time when the soundtrack was actually released to the US on March 11. It was just a start of a spring/summer whirlwind for the starlet, who performed at the MTV Movie Awards in April 2014 and was one of three Milestone Award finalists at the Billboard Music Awards in May.
By June Goulding had announced and kicked off the UK Festival season, playing the Glastonbury Festival, the Wireless Festival, Eden Project, Marley Park, T on the Park Festival and the Norwich Sundown Festival before closing out that circuit in August. The 27-year-old certainly left a lot of fans digging her energetic performances, including her recent hit single, “”Burn,”” as Ellie Goulding tickets were hot all summer.
Goulding recently went on a two-week Asian tour, including her very first stop in Hong Kong at the city’s Kowloonbay International Trade and Exhibition Centre.
“Anything Could Happen” was the lead single to Ellie Goulding’s latest album, and the song title more than describes the career of the British songstress, who has found a balance between indie folk and electro-pop that has more than appealed to fans.
Born in Hereford, England, Goulding then moved to the the east coast to study drama at the Kent University. But her love of folk music also uncovered her to electronica, and she eventually decided to pursue a career in music by moving to West London. It was there that she came in contact with producers like Starsmith and Frankmusik, who helped to craft her songs with an electro-pop flair.
Like most musicians these days, Goulding did herself a favor by building a fan base through the Internet, where fans loved on songs like “”Starry Eyed”” and a Sam Sparro’s cover “”Black & Gold.”” The media crush wasn’t far behind, and until the publications like The Guardian started singing her praises she was fielding offers from several labels. The one that nabbed her was Polydor Records, and she was soon on her way to her debut album record.
Goulding’s freshman effort, “”Lights,”” was hailed as a ‘sparkling’ debut in March 2010. It was on the top of the UK charts, spun off the Top 5 single “”Starry Eyed,”” and was later again re-released as “”Bright Lights,”” which featured seven new tracks. The follow-up, 2012’s “”Halcyon,”” debuted at number 9 on the Billboard 200 Chart. This was her first Top 10 debut in the USA. A digital repackage of “”Halcyon”” was supposed to be released on August 23, 2013.