Released On: Mar 08, 2011
Released By: Cherrytree / Interscope
Already a success in her native England, 24 year-old UK singer and songwriter Ellie Goulding will release a special US full-length of Lights on Cherrytree / Interscope Records. The US version will include three songs ("Lights," "Animal," and "Your Song") not available on the original UK version. Described as "electro-folk-acoustic-pop," Ellie's songs mix heartfelt emotion with other-worldly atmospherics, spinning electronica into dreamy warmth.
Produced by Starsmith, Goulding's album Lights shot to #1 on the UK chart in March 2010. This past December "Your Song" hit #2 on the charts and #1 on the iTunes Chart and the video has received over 6 million views. "Starry Eyed" has already received over 12.5 million views on YouTube.
This past September, Ellie made her maiden voyage to the US in support of her EP, An Introduction To Ellie Goulding. She performed in New York and Los Angeles to rave reviews. The New Yorker called Ellie "the future of music" and the Los Angeles Times raved, "her set seemed to cement her pop bona fides. She can reel off some powerful drum and guitar chops and her voice is a serious and sure instrument in person."
July 23 - Atlanta, GA - Center Stage
July 25 - Washington DC - 9:30 Club
July 26 - Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
July 27 - Boston, MA - House of Blues
July 29 - New York, NY - Terminal 5
July 31 - Montreal, QC - Osheaga Music and Arts Festival
August 1 - Toronto, ON - Kool Haus
August 2 - Detroit, MI - Royal Oak Music Theatre
August 4 - Minneapolis, MN - Fine Line Music Cafe
August 5 - Kansas City, KS - Kanrocksas Festival - Kansas Speedway
August 6 - Chicago, IL - Lollapalooza - Grant Park
August 8 - Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre
August 11 - Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern
August 12 - San Francisco, CA - Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival
"Never less than stunning...it marks the emergence of a smart, sincere and talented new pop star," — NME
"There is undeniable greatness afoot here." — Q Magazine
"Shiny, wholesome dance-pop with a dash of saucy" — SPIN
"A happy car crash of signifiers: part electro-pop, part soul, part blues, part indie rock, part folk." — The New York Times