Ever since she released “Close To Me” in fall 2018, Ellie Goulding’s fans have been getting more excited – and impatient – for her next album. After a year of singles and collaborations, it looks like Ellie is finally ready to dive into the new era. She’s now teasing a new single called “Worry About Me” featuring blackbear; we’ll get to hear it in full next Friday, March 13th.
This all began yesterday, when Ellie teased fans with a series of three Instagram videos, each with instrumental music playing. One features a flower bud against a solid background, while the other two show Ellie’s name fading in and out.
Today, Ellie confirmed that we’re getting a new single! Next Friday, March 13th, she’ll release “Worry About Me” featuring blackbear:
We don’t know much more about the song, but it does look like it’ll appear on Ellie’s long-awaited 4th studio album, due out this year.
Possible Songs On EG4
Ellie Goulding has been teasing a new album for a couple of years now. In addition to describing it as a continuation of her Halcyon sound, Ellie has also released several new songs recently. So far we’ve gotten “Close To Me,” “Flux,” “Sixteen,” and “Hate Me,” not to mention three soundtrack songs, a lovely collaboration with Andrea Bocelli called “Return To Love,” a cover of Joni Mitchell’s “River,” and an appearance in Four Tet’s song, “Baby.”
While we have a lot of songs already, last October Ellie stated that her new album would feature no guest artists. That would eliminate “Close To Me,” “Hate Me,” “Return To Love,” and “Baby” from the tracklist options.
However, considering that “Worry About Me” will feature blackbear and it includes #EG4 in the description, it seems that at least one song on the album comes with a guest artist. Does that mean the earlier singles are back in the race? Unclear.
More About Ellie’s Upcoming Album
Ellie’s long-awaited new album will serve as the follow-up to her 2015 record, Delirium. We don’t yet have a title, tracklist, or release date for the forthcoming record. However, we expect to find out more in the coming weeks. In an October 2018 interview, Ellie did reveal that most of the songs she’s written are quite sad, written about things that have built up over the years. Luckily they’re “not reflective” of how Ellie currently feels. In contrast to previous records, Ellie’s new songs talk about “quite specific things that have happened in my life, and something specific that happened to a friend of mine.”
In an August 2019 interview with PaperMag, Ellie described her album as “very powerful” and a shift away from the sound of Delirium:
It’s written about my experiences over the past two years. It reflects on my career and this fucking mad chaos world we’re living in. It goes there, it goes really deep. I sing about becoming a woman and independence and finding a lot of love for myself, apart from – disconnected from – having a partner or needing someone…
At the time of that interview, the album wasn’t yet finished, but Ellie did say the new songs will sound most similar to “Flux.”
Looking To 2020
Get ready for “Worry About Me,” and enjoy Ellie’s teasers for now. Ellie is preparing her upcoming 4th studio album, due out in spring or summer 2020. Keep checking back here for all the latest music news.