The artist I choose for this week is: Ellie Goulding.
I discovered Ellie Goulding about two weeks ago while checking my Recommendations list on Last.fm (as usual). The first song I heard of hers was “Starry Eyed”. I can honestly say this song blew me away and I was immediately in love with her music style. I continued to listen to her songs, and the next one I heard was “Black & Gold”, and it was a song I just couldn’t stop listening to. The lyrics and catchy beat made me keep it on repeat for more than 3 days. It was apparent that I found my next addiction.
What I like about Ellie’s music is that it is very calm and catchy, and the lyrics she writes are honest and sweet. My favourite songs of hers are “Black & Gold”, “Wish I Stayed”, “Starry Eyed”, and “Guns & Horses”. The lyrics I adore (and sing louder to) are these:
But I wish I could feel all it for you
I wish I could be it all for you
If I could erase the pain
And maybe you’d feel the same
I’d do it all for you
From “Guns & Horses”
If a fish swam out of the ocean, grew legs and started walking
And the apes climbed out from the trees, and grew tall and started talking
And the stars fall out of the sky, and my tears rolled into the ocean
Now I’m looking for a reason why, you set my world into motion
From “Black & Gold”
With that skipping rope,
The crafty smoke that made us choke but we didn’t give up hope
It’s just the simple ways of getting paid
The carelessness of running away
I wish I stayed
I don’t own my clothes but I own my mind,
And its not what you’ve lost but its what you find.
From “Wish I Stayed”
I was really glad I found lots of HQ videos for you to enjoy. I encourage you to give each and every one of them a listen. Enjoy!
If you like her, check out her MySpace page.
Or follow her on Twitter.