Today sees global superstar Ellie Goulding reveal details of her highly anticipated fourth studio album, Brightest Blue, with a new release date of July 17th on Interscope Records.
The new album Brightest Blue will include a number of recent releases alongside a plethora of new songs, with the album being set in two parts, “Brightest Blue” (executively produced by Ellie Goulding & Joe Kearns) and “EG.0” respectively – see the full tracklist below. 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 thoughts behind the first half of the record, Ellie says 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. The tracks also symbolize growing up and becoming a woman.” The second half of the album, “encapsulates my confident, brave and fearless side and features all my recent collaborations,” Ellie says. She elaborates, “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.”
New track “Power,” from the “Brightest Blue” part of the new record, was released last week alongside the stunning new video shot in lockdown, watch the video below. In a prolific and bold new artistic chapter, “Power” is Ellie’s latest offering in a string of notable tracks including “Hate Me” with Juice WRLD, her smash, “Close to Me,” with Diplo and Swae Lee, and her most recent single, “Worry About Me,” featuring blackbear.
BRIGHTEST BLUE TRACKLIST
SIDE A – “Brightest Blue”
Start (ft. serpentwithfeet)
How Deep Is Too Deep
Love I’m Given
Ode To Myself
SIDE B – “EG.0”
Worry About Me (Feat. blackbear)
Slow Grenade (Feat.Lauv)
Close To Me (With Diplo) (Feat.Swae Lee)
Hate Me (With Juice WRLD)