On Friday, Ellie Goulding released “Your Song,” the first single off of her sublime debut, Lights. (LISTEN)
The song is an acoustic cover of Elton John‘s 1970 classic. No synthesizers, no vocal layering–just straight-up crooning on top of a piano and some sad strings. And while that description isn’t one normally associated with Goulding’s musical output, trust me–it’s an utterly lovely take on the original.
So devastatingly sweet. I love it to pieces! (Plus it makes me think of Moulin Rouge, which only further adds to its brilliance).
Additionally, Goulding’s already gone and uploaded the accompanying music video onto her YouTube, which you’ll need to experience. There’s no plot or anything–just Ellie and some friends gallivanting ’round the forest looking all whimsical and winter-y. It’s equally precious. (WATCH)
The single is the first to be launched from Bright Lights, Goulding’s upcoming re-release of her sublime debut Lights, which will be released on November 29 in the UK. The newly repackaged collection (which features a gorgeous new cover) will feature 7 new songs including “Your Song”–all of which you can find out about right here.
“Your Song” was released on November 12. (iTunes UK)