Season 3, Episode 2

Ellie Goulding is a talented singer-songwriter from rural England, where the fresh air and scenic landscape of the countryside provided a serene backdrop to her early musical development. Ellie first discovered her true potential as a singer while attending the University of Kent in Canterbury—where she won a talent contest and was encouraged to keep at it. Gigs in London soon followed. Ellie’s unique blend of pop with folk and electronica, guided by a voice with incredible range, has helped her gain vast notoriety across the pond. Watch her heart-felt interviews to catch a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the life of this gracious rising star.

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Artist Portrait

Ellie Goulding talks about growing up in the English countryside and how it helped shape her as a musician.

Creative Process

Ellie describes how her "folk-tronica" sound starts with her guitar, and how Bjork is one of her biggest inspiration.

Live Performance

Ellie Goulding belts out a moving acoustic set for the GREY GOOSE Rising Icons original concert series.

Ellie Goulding

London, England

Having already conquered her native Britain with the biggest and fastest selling debut album of 2010, Lights—premiering at No. 1 on the U.K. album chart, four hit singles she co-wrote, and a BRIT award—singer-songwriter Ellie Goulding is ready to make a similar splash in America with her sparkling electro-folk-pop sound. Lights is, as the New York Times put it, “a happy car crash of signifiers: part electro-pop, part soul, part blues, part indie rock, part folk” that mixes heartfelt emotion with other-worldly atmospherics. Anchoring her songs with acoustic guitar, Goulding and her producer, Starsmith, spin cool electronica into dreamy warmth on “Starry Eyed,” “Guns and Horses,” “The Writer,” and “Under the Sheets.” READ MORE 



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