Songs You Need To Hear #02
Ellie Goulding // Figure 8 // Halcyon
The influence of Ellie’s current boyfriend Skrillex isn’t as obvious on her new album as you would expect, save for this track. Figure 8 is a ferocious song that comes whirling into action and will make you dizzy with joy. Elsewhere on her releases, Ellie sometimes strays close to sounding far too vulnerable and immature to carry the darker and deeper material, but here she sounds as violent and striving as the production.
This is the song that artists like Lights wish they had to help them shoot to the top of the charts, and I’m not surprised at all that this is rumoured to be the second single from Halcyon.