Indie pop sensation Ellie Goulding’s new record, Halcyon, will be released on October 9th. The British singer’s 2010 debut, Lights, was a big success thanks to singles like Guns and Horses, the title track, Diplo’s remix of Starry Eyed, and her cover of Elton John’s Your Song. She played throughout the world, had a great set at the 2011 Coachella Music & Arts Festival, and became a major player in the indie scene.
Her new record, Halcyon, was prefaced with its lead single, the dream-like Anything Could Happen. Here’s its music video, which features the 25-year old on the beach:
If you somehow missed hearing the buzz surrounding Ms. Goulding over the past couple of years, there’s no doubt you’ll start hearing about her even more now that she’ll have a new album out. In recent interviews, Goulding has stated that the material on Halcyon will be ‘very dark and very weird’, and judging by the experimental sounds of Anything Could Happen, those statements sound like a good preview of the rest of her new material.
Lights was characterized by its infectious melodies, top-notch production and Goulding’s unique high-register vocals. Anything Could Happen seems like a slight departure from her debut album’s immediacy, but it also shows the maturity that goes along with a follow-up album to a supremely successful first record. It’ll be really interesting to see how the rest of Halcyon sounds when it hits shelves on the 9th.
Goulding will headline the Troubadour on Tuesday, October 16 – tickets are understandably all sold out for the gig, so if you already have yours consider yourself lucky.