Ellie Goulding is a rare artist who is able to take painful experiences and make them into beautiful pieces of music. The British singer burst onto the scene in 2010 with her debut album Lights, which in addition to the title track also included the singles Starry Eyed and The Writer.
Goulding quickly cemented herself as an artist who wears her heart on her sleeve and in her lyrics, gaining her a loyal following that found comfort in the young singer’s personal songs.
We caught up with Ellie a few years ago to talk to her about her songwriting subject matter and how she dealt with digging up old demons every time she took the stage.
Goulding is up for two Brit Awards tomorrow night, including British Single and British Artists Video for Love Me Like You Do.