Ellie Goulding – Lights (US Version)

Despite one of my friends commenting that Ellie Goulding sounds like a Japanese anime character, I’d like to think that she is fantastic. It’s quite interesting to see that back in the day, we had pop stars like Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Lopez, etc — well, we still have them now — but Ellie Goulding is a fantastic addition to those female artists young girls could look up to.

For one thing, Ellie is talented — if you need proof then she’s only the Breakthrough Act of the Year at BBC’s Sound of the Year 2010 and recipient of Critics’ Choice Award at the BRIT Awards 2010. This album, Lights, debut at Numero Uno on the UK Albums Chart in 2010 as well.

So yes, I’m a bit late (like always, eh?) on falling in love with this woman and her music, probably because she’s a bit of electro-pop, but ever since I got myself a copy of Lights (US Version), I just loved Ellie Goulding. Loved her songs. Loved herrrr.

This album is composed of eleven mostly lively tracks, including her, well, not-so-lively (since it’s a ballad) cover of Elton John’s “Your Song”. It was produced by Mumford and Sons’ Ben Lovett, so naturally, it performed well in the charts – and was even performed at The Royal Wedding’s reception. That’s right, Ellie performed for William and Kate – so that’s another proof that she’s brilliant.

If you’re a girl, then most of her songs are relatable, since they’re mainly about relationships. If you’re a boy, then don’t worry, because I’m pretty sure guys did not like Britney Spears entirely for her songs. And if it’s any consolation, Ellie plays the drums, which I find so sexy when she performs. 🙂 I have been listening to this album for maybe a month now, and my favorites, excluding the released track “Under the Sheetsinclude “Everytime You Go”, “Your Biggest Mistake” and “This Love (Will Be Your Downfall”.


PS – I completely disagree with the Japanese anime character comment – I really think Ellie’s voice is distinctively beautiful. You’ve got to love that huskiness.


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