Ellie Goulding takes fans to her London home on the day of the IGTV exclusive album release

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Ellie Goulding has taken over Billboardon Instagram Friday July 17 to talk about her new double album Brightest blue in this week’s edition of First Stream +.

Turning from her home in London, the pop star opened up on the inspiration behind her long-awaited fourth LP, which arrives almost four years after 2015. Delirium. “It was written a few years ago in New York,” she says of Brightest blue exclusively from IGTV. “But I sort of went back to the songs, changed them a bit, made them a little more relevant to who I am now. I just threw away all my honesty and all my vulnerability and my past relationships, all these things that I sort of threw on this album and, you know, I’m going to suffer the consequences another time.

“And then the second half is much more my character than I play, this is where I pretend to be this very powerful, powerful woman, without excuse, incredible, where I am just invincible and I am not afraid of anything. Which is not the real me, but a character that I like to play “, she continues, emphasizing her character in pieces like the collaboration of Juice WRLD” Hate Me “, the Blackbear assistants” Worry About Me “and »Close to Me« with Diplo and Swae Lee.

“They all end with” Me “, it was not intentional,” quipped Goulding while sitting at the piano. ” Me me me. This is why the album is called EG.0, this side. The other, side A, is completely opposed to this. It’s me to put my heart on my sleeve and put everything in place so that you can enjoy it. ”

Elsewhere in the video, the British pop singer takes a break from making quarantine smoothies to tease what fans can expect from her next tour. “I think it’s going to be a lot more minimal and I’m going to take fewer people with me,” she says in the clip. “It’s going to be more about me … I’m going to have like a one-man-band situation.” ”

Brightest blue is now available through Polydor. Check out Goulding’s exclusive IGTV video for Billboard below.



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