I was searching with this keyword “Mengapa suka sama Ellie Goulding”, and no result. So, here’s my conclusion, her voice is not really nice enough to be performed in Indonesia. And I don’t know why, people here in Indonesia live with the stream, and some of ‘em prefer to be anti-mainstream.
Here I am the anti-mainstream one.
Ramadhan 2010, in Sudirman Rail Station, I heard a song from radio, female singer, eclectic genre, and ended up with her song downloaded on my CDMA phone.Her voice was just like… sopran, lovely tone, breathy, and vibrative. She reminds me of Imogen Heap (Frou frou), Kate Nash or even Bjork. What kind of music is this? Electronic? Dubstep? Synthpop? Don’t know.
So we burst into colors, colors and carousels,
Fall head first like paper planes in playground games
Next thing we’re touching
You look at me it’s like you hit me with lightning
“Starry Eyed” was her first single and might be her first song in Indonesia. But I just stayed in her first song, I won’t explore her more. One was enough for me, cus I knew this genre was not really fit one who familiar with kinda nu metal, grunge, pop, post-rock, etc. Hmm..
I knew her another song, Lights. But again, I’ve heard once and no more twice.
But, two days ago, light-load-work and enough for Jake Coco cover, Sam Tsui cover, and Boyce Avenue. I need another song which could be my work companion during the day. Spontaneously me, I typed Ellie Goulding, clicked one of her YouTube account and.. walla.. 40 songs non-stop from Ellie Goulding.
And I’m in love with her. I’m a breathy voices lover, I live Imogen Heap, Bjork, and Kate Nash. They have similar tone, unique genre, unpredictable lyrics.
I successfully fell in love with Wonderman (feat Tinie Tempah), Lights, Anything Could Happen (OST New Girl’s Zoey Dischannel).
So, who’s Ellie Goulding?
She;s multitalented girl from England, Elena Jane Goulding. Her genre: indie pop, synthpop, dubstep, folktronica, indietronica, dream pop, and alternative dance. She can play vocals, guitar, and drums (find her live concert with the drums and get ready to goosebumps, I love her as a spiritful soul indeed!!). She’s inder Neon Gold, Polydor, Cherrytree and Interscope. She has two albums, Lights (2010) and Halcyon (2012).
Why Ellie Goulding?
Cite from her official website written here:
As her debut album, Lights, made so thrillingly clear, Ellie Goulding uses her voice as a texture in much the same way that a skilled instrumentalist would. It is a sound – in Ellie’s case, an utterly distinctive and unforgettable one – that can play as important a role in her songs as any other musical detail.
The new record Halcyon describes a journey out of heartache and towards hope. It is almost as if you can hear Ellie’s psyche shrinking and then renewing, rebooting itself after two-and-a-half tumultuous years in her life: a Brit award, the release of Lights, love, loss, writer’s block, a new relationship, singing at the White House and at a certain spring wedding, a number one pop record that has done over 3m in America, confronting her doubts and fears, digging deep and locating her artistry again, returning to the countryside she grew up in and, in a converted barn, making a record that confirms her as one of this country’s most singular and compelling songwriters.
“Loneliness has been the biggest influence on this record; I feel like what I do is lonely”, you want to give her a reassuring hug. But then Ellie will follow this with: “I still feel like there’s this force, pushing me to do this.” And you are reminded of precisely what it is that makes her so special: honest and self-aware enough to endure and acknowledge her propensity for what she herself calls “over-thinking”; brave enough to confront this and go into battle again; and possessed of a talent, and a voice, of such extraordinary power that, for all her vulnerability, you sense that, deep down, Ellie Goulding knows she is impregnable.
My firs love –> Starry Eyed
Lights from Youtube
Nice duet with Tinie Tempah –> Wonderman