As Australian fans get giddy with excitement for the arrival of UK darling Ellie Goulding, she has tipped her hat at Music Feeds, giving us a bit of a run-down of her top 15 favourite tunage currently receiving love through her headphones.
Goulding clearly has a knack for good music. Back in 2010, Ellie stole the attention of the BBC, and the UK public, with her debut album Lights. The release effortlessly cruised its way to number 1 in the charts, all the while becoming the fastest and best-selling album of that year, moving a crazy 850,000 units.
Fast forward to 2012 and here we are with Goulding’s latest album Halcyon. Having written and co-produced the album herself, this siren hasn’t lost her touch. Taking to a converted barn to get the exact vibe she wanted, Halcyon dropped October 12 and has been screaming success ever since.
The below 15 tracks are a gift to her Aussie fans, who can expect to see Ellie Goulding on our shores October 29, with her first stop-off being the X-Factor stage.
Clams Casino – I am God
Listening to this always makes me feel like I’m floating. It’s truly beautiful, whether you like hip hop or not.
Skrillex – Right In
I listen to Skrillex because his mixing is so pristine and immaculate, even with so much heaviness and base. It really inspires me.
Gesaffelstein – Variations
After a couple of cocktails I could be on the dancefloor literally all night listening to this… There is something very sexy about this track.
Sbtrkt (feat Samph)a – Never, never
This is proper chill vibes. Me and Starsmith like to put it on in the studio and nod our heads. Love Sampha’s voice.
Kuhrye-oo – Give in for the Fame
Really obsessed with this. I love it when pop female vocals are put in a completely different context – you can hear Miley Cyrus, Alicia Keys and Robyn…
Monsta – Holding On
I’ve heard this so many times – and every time it drops I want to sky dive off a building or begin a marathon.
Ennio Morricone – Once upon a Time in the West
I love classical music and I first heard this in a Henry 8th series on television. At times it makes me want to cry, it’s so beautiful.
Drake (feat Rihanna) – Take Care
I think this is a beautiful cover – I love the production and it makes me want to be out on an exotic beach dancing. Drake is a very clever lyricist.
Koan Sound – Sly Fox
This starts off into what you might consider lift or elevator music, then suddenly explodes into a futuristic funkadelic dance-off. It’s some of the cleverest and most innovative funk/bass-inspired music I’ve heard.
Alex Metric and Charlie XCX – End of the World
I want to lie back in Hyde Park in the sun and listen to this. It’s such a summer tune. Love Alex metric, love dub. Got a reggae feel. Chilled!
Blood Diamonds (feat. Grimes) – Phone Sex
Blood diamonds is my latest and most exciting discovery – his production is so dreamy, tribal and unique. I Think Drake signed him up to work with him recently. Grimes is a beautiful singer.
My Latest Novel – I Declare a Ceasefire
I love this band, mostly because I love singers with a Scottish accent. I think the lyrics are so special: ‘Please, put down your guns, lower your weapons… I declare a change of heart’. I like that they are still a little secret. Maybe not for long…
DJ Fresh (Nero remix) – Hypercaine
This is such a good running tune. I always chose something like this as inspiration for the final mile or so….and I am a huge fan of both Fresh and Nero.
Alt-J – Tessalate
I just discovered this band. They sang at my friend’s wedding a year ago with just guitars and I didn’t put two and two together. The songs are gorgeous and the production is really different and clever. They deserve way more attention.
Rihanna – Where Have You Been
I just really love this track. Love her, love the production… she is a big inspiration to me in many ways. I don’t think anyone works harder than her…and she just keeps on going!
Any while your here don’t forget to checkout Ellie’s new clip Anything could Happen below…