Showing posts with label bright lights. Show all posts
Showing posts with label bright lights. Show all posts

Wednesday 19 January 2011

Review Ellie Goulding: Lights

Ellie Goulding in the video for Lights

Ellie Goulding's new single Lights, taken from the album Bright Lights, is a glouriosly dreamy track that ushers in the listener with twinkling, hypnotic, electronic sounds that can't help but make you picture  a night sky scattered with stars.

Thursday 9 December 2010

Currently Listening to: Ellie Goulding- Little Dreams

Ellie goulding little dreams
Little Dreams taken from the
 album Bright Lights
Singer 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 d├ębut 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 LightsI 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!