Listen To Ellie Goulding – Brightest Blue
Global Pop Star Ellie Goulding Announces her Brand New Hot Fourth Studio Album “Brightest Blue”
The album is presented in two parts, the first 13 tracks are the thoughtful contemplations that makeup Brightest Blue(executively produced by Ellie Goulding & Joe Kearns) and the second part, EG.0, consists of huge pop bangers with collaborators including Lauv, Swae Lee and the late JUICE WRLD.
Across the two halves Ellie enlisted a number of writers and producers to help create the finished product, including the likes of Tobias Jesso Jr., Starsmith, ILYA, serpentwithfeet, Patrick Wimberly (of Chairlift) and Jim Eliot amongst others.
Explaining her reasoning behind the double album Ellie says “I’m fascinated by the mechanics of writing a big pop song, but it’s something different from what’s on Brightest Blue. EG.0 is a collection of songs that I’ve written as a somewhat of a character, where it’s literally like my alter ego. I liked the idea of being able to play a really strong powerful woman, which wasn’t the case on Brightest Blue.” Though her voice is confident and passionate on Brightest Blue, it explores her insecurities – but EG.0 is pure bombast.
“They really show my craft as a writer because it ain’t easy writing those big American songs – and I’ve learned to be proud of that in a different way.”
Today also sees Goulding announce “The Brightest Blue Experience” a one-off exclusive pay-per-view performance presented by ‘Live Now’, recorded and live-streamed from London’s iconic V&A (Victoria & Albert Museum) on 26th August 2020. The showcase will see Ellie perform tracks from her new album for the first time as well as some fan favorites.
Ellie will be accompanied by a special ensemble of live musicians and a very special guest – to be announced in the coming weeks. Fans can apply for the
Listen To Brightest Blue by Ellie Goulding – HERE
Earlier this year Ellie was a featured performer in Global Citizen’s charity livestream, ‘One World: Together At Home’ which aired on the 19th of April and raised over £100 million for the WHO’s COVID-19 response fund. Just days later, she took part in BBC’s Big Night In programme as part of a celebrity cover of the Foo Fighters’ “Times Like These”. The charity single has since hit Number 1 in the UK, while the Big Night In saw 6.4 million viewers and raised £27 million for Children in Need.
March 2020 also marked the 10-year anniversary of Ellie’s debut album “Lights” which charted at #1 in the UK and went on to sell over 1.4 million records globally. Ellie’s incredible career to date has seen her celebrate two #1 albums, two BRIT Awards, sell over 18 million albums and 140 million singles, amass 23 billion streams worldwide and surpass 10 million subscribers on YouTube, amassing over 8 billion views globally.
Ellie’s passion for the planet is clear throughout Brightest Blue album even down to the merchandise and packaging. ‘We’ve unwrapped, used smart design, cool new materials (or old stuff turned into new materials) and renewable energy wherever we can,’ says Ellie, ‘there are still no perfect solutions, but we’ve really pushed the industry to make changes wherever possible.’
Ellie, a UN Environment Ambassador, is known as a dedicated advocate for environmental protection for our precious planet and champion of solutions to the climate crisis. She mixes this advocacy with her work to help end homelessness, supporting The Marylebone Project and fundraising for other nationwide charities working on the frontline of the homeless crisis.
“BRIGHTEST BLUE” TRACKLIST
SIDE A – Brightest Blue
Start (ft. serpentwithfeet)
How Deep Is Too Deep
Love I’m Given
Ode To Myself
SIDE B – EG.0
Worry About Me (Feat. blackbear)
Slow Grenade (Feat.Lauv)
Close To Me (With Diplo) (Feat.Swae Lee)
Hate Me (With Juice WRLD)