Ellie Goulding is very much a fully-fledged pop star these days isn't she? If you saw her fantastic performance on Radio 1’s Big Weekend a couple of weeks back you’ll know exactly what we mean, although the interview with Greg James afterwards was just a tad on the awkward side.
One of the downsides of becoming a fully-fledged pop star is that everything you do gets analysed. What you do, how you look, who you’re with, every single body movement gets chewed over, judged and scrutinised by those with nothing better to do with their time.
So, as we have nothing better to do with our time can we make a point of mentioning the fact that Ellie Goulding does ‘the hair flick’ just a little too often these days? You’ll spot it in this video at 0.54.
However with that negativity over we’re going to give love to Ellie. (Breaking More Waves, gushing about Ellie Goulding since February 2009). Because although Tessellate may be about sex, when Alt-J performed it, it was never sexy. But for this cover Ellie sets the black and white video in one of the most romantic cities in the world, hooks up with Xaphoon Jones to bless the track with a minimal atmospheric production, adds some sax and by cavorting around in her underwear (thankfully keeping a coat over the top so that she doesn’t get cold) transforms it into something pretty flirtatious.
Ellie Goulding - Tessellate (Video)