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Ellie Goulding knows how to write a love song, which she’s proven this time and again, with singles like “Love Me Like You Do,” “How Long Will I Love You,” and “Explosions.” Something else she’s mastered is the soundtrack anthem—penning original songs for 50 Shades of Grey, Divergent, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 and now, Bridget Jones’s Baby.
“Still Falling For You” is a rising pop ballad that features Goulding beautifully crooning, “This love is like fire and ice / This love is like rain and blue skies / This love is like sun on the rise / This love got me rolling the dice.”
The new single builds heavily, before turning into a full-on stadium ballad by the end. Get ready to hear a lot of “Still Falling For You” on the radio this fall.
The third Bridget Jones installment features Grey’s Anatomy hunk Patrick Dempsey as Jack Qwant, the ‘other man’ replacement for Hugh Grant’s Daniel Cleaver. Now a successful TV producer, the film finds Bridget hooking up with Qwant and then rekindling her romance with Colin Firth’s Mark Darcy a few days later. The perpetually troubled Bridget soon finds herself pregnant and not quite sure who the father is. She couldn’t go wrong either way, in our opinion.
The song’s lyrics draw inspiration from the first two Bridget Jones films and the on-again off-again love story of Bridget and Mark, with Goulding singing, “It took us a while / With every breath a new day / With love on the line / We’ve had our share of mistakes / But all your flaws and scars are mine / Still falling for you.”
Goulding isn’t the only musical Brit connected to the upcoming film. Her friend and rumoured former lover Ed Sheeran has a cameo as himself in the flick, but seeing as he’s currently on hiatus, we don’t think he’ll be adding a new song to the film’s soundtrack. But if anyone knows how to write a love song for a rom com, it’s these two.
Bridget Jones’s Baby hits theaters on September 16.