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Ellie Goulding: “Burial Is One Of The Most Wonderful People I’ve Ever Met”

Written by Tom Williams on March 25, 2014

Their music may be worlds apart, but English pop singer Ellie Goulding has revealed that her relationship with the reclusive trip-hop and 2-step icon Burial, real name William Bevan, has hugely influenced her perspective on life and creativity.

In a recent interview with Billboard, Goulding stated that her interactions with Bevan, who she calls her “all-time hero”, are always there to remind her of why she makes music.

“Burial’s one of the most wonderful people I’ve ever met,” she said. “Obviously I make money for what I do and promote myself, but I always remember him, in everything. The nobleness of it, where you’re just making music and making people happy… I use a bit of that for myself.”

Goulding also revealed that she hopes to start focusing on the follow-up to latest album Halycon by the end of 2014, but needs to take some time off first. “As much as I love what I do, and music is obviously everything to me, I’m being pulled home, and I’ve got to do that soon, I think,” she said.

Ellie Goulding’s second studio album Halycon was released in October 2012. She’s set to perform at Coachella Music Festival this year, and has an Australian tour lined up across May and June.

Burial, who worked completely anonymously before 2008, doesn’t perform live. Earlier this year he shared a rare and candid selfie, telling fans that he hopes to have new music out by the end of 2014.

Watch: Ellie Goulding – Goodness Gracious

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