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Ellie Goulding – "Hanging On" (+info on new album)

Yes, I do realize I'm a little late, considering the song was released on July 10. Whatever, Ellie Goulding is one of my favorite singers ever, her amazingness alone is worth an entire post. Besides, if you're a strong female, you don't need permission, so shut up and just read it.


"Hanging On" is in fact a cover of a song by Active Child, who, I must say, I had never heard of up until this point. Her version has everything you could ask for in an Ellie song: her ethereal vocals over dreamy, twinkling synths, as well as a big, booming chorus. I just think that whoever produced the song overdid the Auto-Tune a little, I mean, Ellie has such a beautiful voice, it's as sweet as cotton candy and pink lemonades on a warm summer afternoon. I'm usually all for the use of the vocoder or any other type of vocal processing in electronic music, when done properly, but I really don't think Auto-Tune would be the case.

On top of that, the song features Tinie Tempah (with whom she collaborated on his 2011 single "Wonderman"), who delivers a crappy, completely disposable rap verse. The video is great though, it's so visually interesting, and Ellie looks stunning as ever – her hair is simply to die for.

Best of all, you can get "Hanging On" for free on this website!


Oh, this just in: Ellie has recently announced that she'll be releasing a brand-new song titled "Anything Could Happen" on September 30, which will be the lead single from her second album Halcyon, due out on October 8. She has released the lyrics for the song, and is now calling in fans (and anyone else interested) to contribute to a lyric video for the single! All you have to do is pick a word or a lyric, take a picture that refers to it and tag it on Instagram with #ellielyricphotos. Head over to her official Facebook page for more deets! OMG, I so wanna do it!! Even though I don't have an iPhone, or an iPad.


On a related note, it's official: Ellie and Skrillex are an item.


Cripes, how the hell did that happen? Her previous boyfriend Greg James was a total babe. Even though Skrillex looks kinda gross untidy, they actually make a cute couple... ish. Well, if she's happy, I'm happy too. :)

Also, I would just like to say that Chace Crawford has the most delicious sweaty armpit patches ever.

Yes, I'm a nasty bitch

Duh! Of course I had to shoehorn a nod to my Chace, otherwise it wouldn't be a post by me.

That's all for now, dahlings. BUH-BYE.


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  1. MARIAH

    also: Ellie and Skrillex do make a cute couple. go figure.

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