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Hot Video Alert: Ellie Goulding - Your Song

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Hot Video Alert: Ellie Goulding - Your Song


As far as I'm concerned Ellie Goulding could have released EVERY one of the 10 tracks off her debut album as a single (it's THAT brilliant of an album) so when I learned that she was re-releasing the album in an expanded form I was a bit disappointed. Scrapping plans to release "Lights" as the 5th single, I was HOPING for "This Love (Will Be Your Downfall)" but instead it's one of the NEW tracks to be lifted from Bright Lights (November 29th). Rumors started swirling around about a song called "Human" being released as single #5 but it appears that the label (and/or Ellie herself?) has settled on a cover of Elton John's 1970 classic "Your Song."

Goulding ditches her trademark synth-pop sounds and just sings it the way the song should be sung - with a piano, some strings and her uniquely beautiful vocal delivery. I love that combination of vulnerability and strength that comes across in her singing. Simply beautiful. The video (below) is mega low budget but it works for the song. It's a montage of behind the scenes footage mixed with some scenes with Goulding singing the song.  Simple and understated, much like the song itself. A perfect complement.  "Your Song" was released on November 12th in the UK, where it entered the charts at #39. It's featured on the John Lewis Christmas 2010 advert and available to download now. Thanks to MuuMuse for the heads up on this one! Quite the gem.



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