Ellie Goulding – "Anything Could Happen"

As reported by moi a while ago, British synth-folk goddess Ellie Goulding invited fans to help her make a lyric video for "Anything Could Happen" (the lead single from her upcoming second album, Halcyon) by submitting pictures on Instagram. Here's the outcome:


I loved the video, it was such a creative idea. As for the song itself, "Anything Could Happen" is a summery, uplifting slab of synthpop with anthem-like lyrics and, of course, Ellie's light-as-air vocals. While I'm positive that she can do no wrong, I just don't think this song – like "Hanging On" – is on a par with her past material, production-wise. I mean, the verses and the bridge are good, but I'm not really digging the repetitive chorus. Nevertheless, here's hoping that it won't stop her next album from being da bomb.

THE LEATHER TOP. THE NAILS.

I still remember discovering Ellie in 2009 and then listening to her debut album Lights in early 2010. There was something so magical about her, I related instantly to her lyrics I was going through some awfully similar things around the very time the album came out. I just really, really love her in a way I can't quite explain. Ironically, the title track "Lights" was only a bonus track from iTunes back then. I never thought in a million years that she would become this huge in the United States, especially with this particular song. "Lights" currently sits at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100, and there's a good chance it could deservingly dethrone Carly Rae Jepsen from the top spot next week! I'm not usually one to give a brown rat's ass about charts and sales, but I had to open an exception. Go get 'em, Ellie gurl.

For the rest of you, I have one thing to say:

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