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Ellie Goulding on Her Upcoming Fifth Studio Album

Ellie goulding has described her upcoming fifth studio album as "a dance thing from outer space".

After getting "quite introspective" on her last studio effort, 2020's Brightest Blue, the 34-year-old singer-songwriter has revealed that she is going back to her electronic dance-pop roots this time. Brightest Blue debuted at No. 1 on the Official Albums Chart back in her native country, becoming her third record to reach the top spot in the UK. The album was released on July 17, 2020. It was originally scheduled for June 5 last year, but its release was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Regarding her forthcoming album, Goulding has revealed: "I had a backlog of things I wanted to write about. It was quite deep and emotional. And this album is the opposite of that.

"I found this dream team of writers, who just for some reason, without even having to talk about it, were all on the same page. Together we’re on this mission just to have fun. We just want to make music for people to dance to and forget about everything in the past year.

"It is like a dance record. It’s electronic pop, a dance thing from outer space."

Goulding signaled in a new era when she teamed up with Mark Ronson and Diplo on the disco-pop banger 'New Love' in January. Brightest Blue marked the music star's first LP in five years and she previously admitted she didn't feel "emotionally equipped" to make an album in that time. 

Goulding - who became a mother for the first time in April to a boy named arthur, whom she has with husband caspar jopling - said: "There definitely were certain things that set me back. I felt like I was in a place where the songs were not reaching, they weren't strong enough in my opinion.

"So I waited until I was properly ready and emotionally equipped.

"I also had technical stuff, like a change of management, I moved back to london and I got married. So lots of things happened in that time and it's only really now that i feel like I'm completely ready to embrace that life again." 

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