We were a little surprised to find Ellie Goulding’s next single will be her cover of Elton John’s ‘Your Song’ rather than the previously announced ‘Lights’, then we saw it was on the new John Lewis X-mas adverts and everything made sense. Sigh.
I hope ‘Lights’ still sees a single release, with some nice reMixes. Meanwhile, here’s the brand new video for ‘Your Song’.
As much as I love Ellie and her music, the record label are just making blander and blander decisions when it comes to videos. At least this one isn’t a literal interpretation of the lyrics like the previous
I’m off to see Ellie and the awesome Bright Light Bright Light and Sunday Girl tomorrow, gonna’ be pretty rad!
OK, on to Alan Braxe’s gobsmackingly rad reMix, it’s got this fluttering little melody that you listen to and never want to end. It’s pure summery chilled goodness, like an ace dream, or the end credits tune in a move where it turned out everything was alright in the end and everyone fucked off into the sunset.
Not even the rain we’re having in the UK at the moment can kill the mood this reMix induces!
New Single ‘The Writer’ isn’t the first time Welsh Indie-ElectroPop outfit Friends Electric have reMixed Ellie Goulding. Their Mix of ‘Under The Sheets’ made our top 20 songs of 2009 and they have come on in leaps and bounds since then, both in popularity and production.
Their new mix couldn’t have been easy, it’s an awesome song but I can’t imagine it lends itself well to reMixing. But the lads have risen to the challenge and dropped this chilled summery dance track, almost Balearic in places (this is a real sunrise tune!) that still highlights Ms. Goulding’s stunning vocals.
Even though it does my head in that she pronounces the word ‘Artist’ with an ‘L’, ‘The Writer’ is a beautiful, introspective, interlude in Ellie Goulding’s début album ‘Lights’ that will see single release in August.
The video has dropped over on her YouTube channel, it’s nice enough although I can’t help but feel that every video post ‘Starry Eyed’ has just been a little unimaginative, as if the record company just want to play it safe.
Still, it is nicely shot and doesn’t detract from the song.
I’m absolutely lovin’ this reMix of Ellie Goulding’s album opener and forthcoming single ‘Guns And Horses’ by German House producer Tonka.
It’s a slice of pure sweeping Disco/House excellence that completely compliments the song, never overpowering it. Keeping the song itself intact, Tonka’s reMix gives it that pumping summery euphoric Disco vibe in the same way Russ Chime’s did for ‘Starry Eyed’.
The video for Ellie Goulding’s next single, album opener ‘Guns And Horses’, and recently dropped. It’s an amazing song, not so sure about the video though, it seems the director took the lyrics a little tool literally. A bit of imagination or vision wouldn’t hurt.
Still, fantastic song and if the single is our soon I can’t wait to hear some of the reMixes!
As the flood of reMix of Ellie Goulding’s excellent ‘Starry Eyed’ continues, one we have been particularly looking forward to is this one from Monsieur Adi.
Rome’s Adi has produced some fine reMixes of late and this complete recreation of Ellie’s track is the best I’ve heard from him. He rebuilds the track from the ground up into a totally different song, a huge orchestral, emotive, electro journey!
Ellie Goulding’s ‘Starry Eyed’ appears to be taking the world by storm (the UK at least)! Make no mistake, this is a good thing The more Neon-Gold-knows-how-to-pick-‘em intelligent Electro tunes the better!
Of course, there is the inevitable flood of reMixes, but this one by Penguin Prison and Theophilus London stands head and shoulders above the crowd. PP is New York’s latest hip bedroom ElectroPopper who floored us all a few months back with his ‘A Funny thing’ and continues to keep us interested with a string of really good reMixes like an American Starsmith.
Tackling ‘Starry Eyed’ is no mean feat, it’s a genius song to begin with and Russ achieves the impossible by giving it more energy and more epicness! Y’all know Russ’ style by now, well imagine his particular band of French House/Dreamwave/Nu-Disco turned up to 11 with the huge sing-along ‘Starry Eyed’ over the top, it really is that good!
OMG! The piano breakdown and kick back in! Shit, man, I got goosebumps!