Ellie Goulding’s New Single, “Army,” Is An Ode To Her Best Friend

Ellie Goulding’s new album, Delirium, comes out in just one week. Following the lead single, “On My Mind,” and two promo tracks – the upbeat “Something In The Way You Move” and “Lost And Found” – our second official single from the album is “Army.” Although most of Ellie’s songs are about the ups and downs of romantic relationships, “Army” was inspired by Ellie’s best friend. Over the last ten years, Ellie’s friend has always been there for her and gives her strength to face whatever struggles come her way. Listen to the sweet ballad below:

You can see what Ellie wrote about her friend on Tumblr:

I realised that I had focused a lot of writing on past relationships and it hit me I had never written about my best friend. The person I met in college over ten years ago. The person who was at my very first gig. The person who has seen me at my lowest and the first person I call in muffled sobs when something bad happens. We’ve been deliriously happy together, deliriously tired and deliriously sad together. I wanted to show our friendship for what it really is- honest, real, electric. I think about the times we drink together until neither of us can stand. The laughing at our own ridiculousness and foolishness. Comparing our trials and errors; overthinking our break ups and new loves, remembering everything we’ve been through to get to this point and being so proud of it. Two girls from Hereford trying our best in the City. We open our hearts up and take risks, but together we are more powerful than ever. We are challenged every day but we see it through and sometimes it feels like we can conquer anything.

When I’m with you, I’m standing with an army.

Delirium will be out on November 6th. You can pre-order the album on iTunes now and get instant downloads of “Army,” “Lost And Found,” “Something In The Way You Move,” and “On My Mind.” Keep checking back here for all the latest Ellie Goulding music news.

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