Ellie Goulding was chosen as the worthy winner of the BBC's sound of 2010. For all who are unaware of the accolade, its essentially an annual prediction, made by people in the know, of which artist is going to be successful in the coming year. Previous winners include Adele in 2008 and Little Boots in 2009.
The public got to judge for themselves if the praise was warranted when Ellie's début album Lights reached the shops in March of 2010. Personally I was suitably impressed and found the album to be an exciting and successful combination of Ellie's Soft, folksy sensibilities and the producer's hard, edgy electro/pop sound. Definitely a worthy winner of the sound of 2010.
The Ellie Goulding song currently under heavy rotation on my MP3 player is Little Dreams and its taken from the aptly named Lights reissue, Bright Lights. I felt an affinity for Little Dreams on the first listen as it reminded me of the majestic Kate Bushs' classic Running up that Hill. Both songs share a rhythmic, rolling beat at their heart and both conjure up a dream like scene with their melody and lyrics. Whether you agree with the comparison or not, you have to agree this song is a winner!