Ellie Goulding described her upcoming album as “dance stuff from outer space.”
After becoming “quite introspective” on her latest studio effort, “Brightest Blue” of 2020, the 34-year-old singer has revealed that she is returning to her electronic dance-pop roots.
She told the Joe Wicks podcast, “I spent a lot of time alone, quite introspective.
“I had a backlog of things I wanted to write about. It was quite deep and moving. And this album is the opposite of that.
“I found this dream team of writers, who for some reason, without even having to talk about it, were all on the same page. Together we are on this mission just for fun.
“We just want to make music for people to dance and forget about everything in the past year.
“It’s like a dance record. It’s electronic pop, dance stuff from outer space.
Ellie marked the start of a new era when she teamed up with Mark Ronson and Diplo on the “New Love” disco-pop banger in January.
“Brightest Blue” marked the hitmaker’s first LP “Love Me Like You Do” in five years and she previously admitted that she didn’t feel “emotionally equipped” to make an album during this time.
Ellie – who first became a mom in April to a little boy named Arthur, whom she has with her husband Caspar Jopling – said: “There were definitely some things that made me back down. felt like I was in a place where the songs weren’t reaching, they weren’t strong enough in my opinion.
“So I waited until I was properly prepared and emotionally equipped.
“I also had some technical stuff, like a change of management, I went back to London and got married. So a lot happened around that time and it’s only now that I feel completely. ready to embrace this life again. “