We begin to mourn the passing of summer, punctuated by the beautiful hit song, “Lights,” by Ellie Goulding, but we hardly say goodbye to Ms. Goulding. What we say is hello to a marvelous musical career. Ellie Goulding is the electro-pop angel we’ve all been waiting for. Full of mystery and mysticism, the latest enigmatic gem for us to enjoy is “Anything Could Happen,” the first song from the new album, “Halcyon,” due out October 9.
What strikes me about Ellie Goulding is that here you have a performer that embraces drama and intellect. She is a dazzling package of entertainment quite at home with all the glamour and buzz but also a true natural, very in touch with, maybe even better, performing unplugged: just her and her music. Check out this performance of “Guns and Horses” out on some suburban lawn. Yes, she’s the real deal. And, no, we don’t just want unplugged. But it’s nice to know we’ve got a performer with the chops to make it work.