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Ellie Goulding on collaborating with Lauv on 'Slow Grenade'

Ellie Goulding has thanked Lauv for inspiring her to bring out her "fearlessness” on their collaboration, 'Slow Grenade'.

The British singer-songwriter has released the latest offering from her upcoming double-sided LP, Brightest Blue, which features 25-year-old Lauv.

The pair shared a sweet exchange over Twitter to mark the track's release.

Lauv tweeted: "ily ellie", and she replied with three blue heart emojis.

Sharing more on the song, which completes Side B of the record, the ‘Lights’ singer wrote: "Slow Grenade is out now and completes the EG ru.0 side of my new record. Thank you for allowing me to use my voice in these moments and bring out the fearlessness in my music".

Side B of the follow-up to 2015's Delirium sees Ellie lay bare her "vulnerability" and "symbolises growing up and becoming a woman".

On the first half of the record, she shared that it "reflects my vulnerability... it acknowledges a complex world where relationships still dictate our happiness and heartbreak and can still be the most painful thing in the world, no matter how enlightened you are."

She continued: "The tracks also symbolise growing up and becoming a woman."

The other side, which mainly features previously released collaborations, meanwhile, "encapsulates my confident, brave and fearless side and features all my recent collaborations."

She added: "I often find myself writing about my thoughts and emotions in a way that I know will be catchy and memorable. 

"I will always seek to use my voice in ways that no one would ever expect and look to collaborate with the least likely, exciting and eclectic group of other artists."

Both the recently released single, 'Power' - which details the pitfalls of dating in the 21st Century - and Ellie's collaboration with rapper blackbear, 'Worry About Me,' are also featured on Brightest Blue.

The 33-year-old music star's new album addresses "becoming a woman" and owning her independence. 

She said: "The album became very centred around having this newfound independence without needing someone else, and becoming a woman - as corny as it sounds.

"I want my music to be hopeful.

"I like to provide people with some kind of remedy, but also just show that everyone goes through the same thing."

Brightest Blue is released this month on July 17.

Listen & stream Ellie Goulding here.

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