Ellie Goulding’s Delirium - What You Need To Know
Ellie Goulding returns today with her much-anticipated new album Delirium (you can preview and purchase it on the right-hand side of the page) and here is everything you need to know about it...
A little background…
In the year between the end of her long, long tour in support of her second record Halcyon and the release of Delirium Ellie Goulding has certainly kept herself busy. As well as collaborations with Calvin Harris and Major Lazer, Goulding also found time to contribute a track to the Divergent soundtrack, and, most importantly, the Fifty Shades Of Grey accompanying album with ‘Love Me Like You Do’, which spent a cool four weeks at the top of the UK Singles Chart and became her biggest hit to date, setting things up nicely for Delirium...
Who’s Producing It?
For her third album Goulding and her team have gone all out and called in the big guns. First up is Max Martin, the man credited with turning Taylor Swift into the planet’s biggest star, he helps out on six tracks, including first single ‘On My Mind’ and, of course, ‘Love Me Like You Do’. Then there’s Greg Kurstin, who has helped the likes of Lana Del Rey and Adele, he co-writes on four tracks, including opener proper ‘Aftertaste’, OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder, the man you call for a ballad, he’s on ‘Keep On Dancin’ and Ilya Salmanzadeh, who's the man behind Ariana Grande’s ‘Problem’.
Plenty of firepower, no expense spared, the best in the game are at work here.
Any Special Guests?
An army of big-name writers, but the only voice you’ll hear is Goulding’s.
What Does It Sound Like?
Her debut album Lights was a folk-pop record with souped-up production while Halcyon was a pure electronic record, this is somewhere between the two. A big, shiny, glowing pop album with eyes firmly set on stadiums.
Does It Deliver?
Plenty of hits, lots of enormous choruses, it’ll be onwards and upwards for the singer with Delirium.