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Ellie Goulding releases new album "Brightest Blue"

Ellie Goulding has released her highly anticipated fourth studio album Brightest Blue today on July 17.

The album is presented in two parts; the first 13 tracks are the thoughtful contemplations that make up Brightest Blue (executively produced by Ellie Goulding & Joe Kearns) and the second part, EG.0, consists of huge pop bangers with collaborators including Lauv, Swae Lee and the late JUICE WRLD. Across the two halves Ellie enlisted a number of writers and producers to help create the finished product, including the likes of Tobias Jesso Jr., Starsmith, ILYA, serpentwithfeet, Patrick Wimberly (of Chairlift) and Jim Eliot amongst others.

Explaining her reasoning behind the double album Goulding said: "I’m fascinated by the mechanics of writing a big pop song, but it’s something different from what’s on Brightest Blue. EG.0 is a collection of songs that I've written as a somewhat of a character, where it's literally like my alter ego.

"I liked the idea of being able to play a really strong powerful woman, which wasn’t the case on Brightest Blue."

Today also sees Goulding announce “The Brightest Blue Experience,” a one-off pay-per-view exclusive performance presented by “Live Now” recorded and livestreamed from London’s iconic V & A (Victoria & Albert Museum) on August 26, 2020. The showcase will see the global superstar perform tracks from her new album for the first time as well as some fan favorites. Fans can apply for the presale here from July 17 at 8am - July 20 at 8am.

Goulding performed Brightest Blue on Good Morning America’s Summer Concert Series last Friday on July 17 for the second year in a row. 

The acclaimed British singer-songwriter also recently participated in a TIME100 Talk where she gave a powerful performance and spoke about the importance of climate justice alongside noted luminaries such as The Dalai Lama, Angelina Jolie, Vanessa Nakate and Dr. Bernice King among others.

March 2020 marked the 10-year anniversary of Goulding’s debut album, Lights. Her incredible career to date has seen her receive two GRAMMY Award nominations, a Golden Globe nomination, two BRIT Awards, sales of 18 million albums and over 140 million singles, and 23 billion streams worldwide. With over 50 million followers combined on her social platforms, she also earned YouTube’s Diamond Award with 10 million subscribers on her YouTube channel and over 5 billion views globally. She also holds Billboard’s Hot 100 record for the most entries on the chart this century by any British female vocalist.

Brightest Blue is available at all retailers on CD, digital and double vinyl, and an exclusive CD edition is available at Target which includes a special album cover & fold out poster (U.S. only). Additional formats including a limited-edition box set and cassette are available at her official website here.

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