Artist: Ellie Goulding
Album: Halcyon Days
Ellie Goulding is set to release Halcyon Days, a repackaged edition of Halcyon, on 23rd of August 2013. The music video for her latest single, Burn was released today.
The Lights hit maker experimented more in pop with this single but still contains traces of EDM. It wouldn't be a surprise that the song sounds like a radio ready track because it is produced and co-written by Ryan Tedder. As Goulding opens up to more mainstream audience sonically, her lyrics start to follow trends too. "We gonna let it burn burn burn burn," she sings in the chorus 4 times.
While all the pieces in the song seems to be unoriginal, her airy vocals gives the song a unique touch. She has that recognizable tone and way of singing like an indie artist singing on a pop/dubstep background.
Overall, it is not a bad song but it's not remarkable either. Halcyon Days might be a new stage for Ellie to experiment new grounds and not necessarily the continuation of her previous work, that's if Burn perfectly represent what we have to expect from it.