If you're not already familiar with Ellie Goulding
, you should be. She's already a [bloody] smash in England, following in the footsteps of Adele
and Jessie J
. At only 24 years old, the English native has amassed a giant congregation of worshippers at the altar of her sharp, swirling songs that totally put to bed that tired old "dance music isn't smart music" refrain. It's a sophisticated, highly developed sound, thick with references to a refined discography and musical palate (think Alison Goldfrapp
, Bat For Lashes
, or Postal Service
Songs like "Under The Sheets," "Starry Eyed" and her cover of Elton John
's "Your Song" have made her a superstar aboard, and it's not hard to hear why. She's already opened for Passion Pit
, and her debut album, Lights
, already topped the UK chart. A version of the album called Bright Lights
, cut for us silly Americans, is available on iTunes, and her recent performance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!"
garnered a load of buzz.
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