Time to get starry eyed all over again.
Earlier this morning, Cherrytree/Interscope officially confirmed the release of UK indie-pop darling Ellie Goulding‘s second studio album Halcyon, which will be released on October 9.
From the press release:
July 30th, 2012 \ Santa Monica, CA \ UK sensation Ellie Goulding has announced that she will release a brand-new album, entitled Halcyon, on October 9th on Cherrytree/Interscope Records. All the tracks on the album were written and co-produced by Ellie Goulding and the majority were recorded in a converted barn in Ellie’s hometown in the Hay Valley, West England with producer Jim Elliot (Kylie / Ladyhawke).
“This album for me is a journey from dark into light from confusion to understanding,” Goulding says. “I didn’t set out to write a break-up record but I think it became one.”
A break-up album, you say? Ellie gone a bit Alanis, perhaps? I am very here for this.
Producer Jim Eliot, also known as one-half of Kish Mauve, is responsible for Kylie‘s “2 Hearts” and “All The Lovers,” along with Will Young‘s “Jealousy.”
The album’s lead single “Anything Could Happen”–the real, real first taste of the record (as opposed to her dark ‘n’ dubby Active Child cover “Hanging On” released earlier this month)–arrives as a lyric video on August 13 on VEVO. And if you’d like, you can start sending Ellie some Instagrams to pretty up the video based around the lyrics. I may send some in myself!
The incredible album art for Halcyon is featured above, which sees the formerly shy folk-electro pop songstress upgrading her signature wind-whipped pose to a chilly new brand of space-age fierceness. That half-shaved head! It’s almost a bit Rated R.
The album title is a total win, too: This is the best use of the term “Halcyon” since BWO‘s Halcyon Days, without a doubt.
By the way, Ellie’s currently nestled in the Top 5 (at #4) on the Billboard Hot 100 with 2010’s “Lights” this week–an all-time high for the song. As Kylie might croon, it’s never too late!
But really: New brooding Ellie? My body is beyond ready.