Fact fiends and Ellie Goulding fans will know that her fifth album, “Higher Than Heaven,” was due for release this week. Only that it was pushed back a few weeks to the rescheduled date of March 24th, which Ellie announced recently. No matter. She went ahead and released another song from the album anyways. In fact, after teasing a few track snippets, she asked her fans by voting poll to pick their favourite. Needless to say, the track that came out on top is “Like A Saviour“.
As the arrival of the upcoming album “Higher Than Heaven” approaches fast, I have every indication from the songs already lifted from it. (“Let it Die” and “Easy Lover“). And while enlisting some of pop’s finest onboard, Greg Kurstin, Jessie Shatkin, KOZ and Andrew Wells. That the body of work inevitably steers Ellie Goulding back into mainstream pop music.
Chosen by her fans, the Gouldiggers wanted nothing less than a rousing anthem from her. They selected a song written about needing to be rescued from dark emotions. More specifically, by a special someone. In turn, she calls them her saviour.
“There was definitely a darkness about the past two years that was palpable in the studio, with everyone having gone through it differently. I think for that reason, nobody wanted to sit and agonise over some relationship or some drama. That’s how this album came together. “Higher Than Heaven” is about being passionately in love. But it’s a hyper form of love, almost like a drug induced feeling. It feels almost artificial and there’s the potential for a crash.” Ellie explains.
Unleashing another stunning music video. The Joe Connor-directed clip, once again similarly features Ellie joined in the company of a group of dancers. The choreography by Daniel Alwell seems to represent scenes of struggle and recovery.
Her re-emergence and the album replete with her unmistakable honeyed vocal will, without a doubt, resonate with all pop music fans.
Next week will see Ellie return to the stage for two intimate shows at London’s KOKO in Camden where she will perform two sold out shows.
Pre-save “Higher than Heaven” HERE