Thursday 31 January 2013

Ellie Goulding - Explosions (Video)

This is the new video for Ellie Goulding’s new single Explosions. Here is our current take on all things Ellie.

1. Ellie’s second album is called Halcyon. This is a good thing because on her recent tour it gave her the opportunity to use Halcyon and On and On by Orbital as her intro music when walking on stage.

2. It's one of those ‘we can’t really afford another high budget video for the third single so let’s just use some tour footage’ films. In it you get to see Ellie walk on stage. Unfortunately you don’t get to hear Orbital. So for the first few seconds of the video, instead of listening to Ellie listen to this to recreate the full ‘Ellie Goulding walks on stage live experience’. In terms of onstage walking we’d give Ellie 7/10. Her good shoes helped. Otherwise she might have ended up doing 'a Mariah'.

3. To add even further to the experience we suggest turning off the lights, getting a lot of friends to scream in your ears and just as Ellie arrives someone to throw a pint of beer over you and stumble into you with the words 'sorry mate.'

4. Once you’ve done all that put the Ellie Goulding video back on and remind yourself of the following simple facts.

i Her voice is really pretty unique. She’s been around a bit now so it’s easy to forget. So pinch yourself and say three times “her voice is really unique,” just so you remember.

ii This song is one of the best on the album (although the album is actually very good overall). If you’re going to do a modern pop ballad, this is the way to do it. Not like the horrendous cover that will not be mentioned.
iii The bit where she sings “Explosions, on the day you wake up needing somebody,” is a near eargasm holler along moment. It makes us feel a bit squirmy, and emotional, but in a good way.

5. Maybe Ellie’s next album can be called Chime, then she can have a 9/10 walk on moment. 

Ellie Goulding - Explosions (Video)

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