BBC Radio 1 always has great covers by amazing artists. Recently, the majesty of indie pop herself, Ellie Goulding, delivered a a cover of Fun.’s contagious ‘Some Nights’ and breathed some gospel power pop soul into it! Those backup vocals, her natural raspy voice, the band — every element is absolutely key in the success of this cover. Good job, Ellie. Keep rocking our socks off.
This may or may not make you want to give up on life, so consider this your warning. Ellie Goulding’s beautiful ‘I Know You Care’ is now a music video that features clips from Dakota Fanning’s new movie ‘Now Is Good,’ the story of a young women who’s diagnosed with a terminal illness while falling in love for the first time. Basically, it has all the ingredients to cause anxiety, depression, loneliness, and a loss of faith in mankind. But, at least it’s happening while Ellie Goulding is nurturing your wounds via a simple piano ballad and angelic voice. Be careful, this song may be on repeat for a while.
Late night posting is the best kind of posting. Ellie Goulding just released a cover of The Weeknd’s ‘High for This’ on soundcloud, produced by the talented Xaphoon Jones. It’s nice to hear something new from Ellie; she’s done plenty of covers that I love and this is just another one to add to her repertoire. I also enjoy seeing how she adds her own voice to this R&B hit. Free download too — siiiickk.