Ellie Goulding is switching things up a bit with with her new single that goes deeper than listeners previously expected.
The Grammy nominated singer spent her early years as a pop star, and quickly aligned herself with the EDM-pop movement of the moment. She made club-friendly, neon-bright dance-pop songs such as “Lights” and the Kygo-assisted “First Time” that became intoxicating thanks to the artful layering of her upper-register voice.
Her fresh Polydor Records-released track is a stripped-down piano ballad, that has her reminiscing about the one that got away. “And I’m still with the idea of loving you,” she sings on the chorus, before later exploring the fantasies of their potential life as a couple. It’s a song about the inability to let go that is surprisingly devoid of regret; Goulding is blunt about the cons as much as she is the pros of what the relationship was and seemed to be.
“Flux” will be featured on the English singer’s upcoming album which will be out later this year. Listen to the newest from Ellie Goulding below.