Over the past few days, Ellie Goulding has been priming her fans for her next single, and now it’s here! “Power” is the latest single from Ellie’s upcoming 4th studio album. Although we’ll have to wait until next week to know more about the album, “Power” is a wonderful hint at what’s in store.
“Power” opens with a low, murmuring synth that forms the backdrop for the verses. Ellie sings over the moody beat, but then the chorus comes in, taking the song to new heights. The chorus (interpolated from Dua Lipa’s 2015 song “Be The One”) sounds heavenly as Ellie sings of beautiful lies and lost magic. But the other person just wants power over her, and that’s not love. This is a powerful song (pun intended), and possibly the best we’ve heard from Ellie since her last album.
Ellie filmed the accompanying music video herself while self-isolating at home. It plays on the theme of power by focusing on virtual connectivity. Ellie appears around her house, mostly in lingerie, taking selfies and seeming to wait for someone online. We also see her in front of more images of herself, suggesting overexposure and inauthenticity. It’s a great video, and impressive given the circumstances it was filmed in.
Watch the music video for “Power” below:
You can stream or download “Power” from all the major music providers here. It will appear on Ellie’s upcoming fourth studio album, expected out this summer.
Along with the song premiere today, Ellie shared more about “Power”:
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I am excited and proud to present my song POWER to you. This was the first song I knew would be on my fourth album. I like my songs to have resolutions and this song reflects indulgence in superficial relationships, but also is an embrace of my own sexuality. Physical and fleeting connections with others don’t have to be deep and meaningful every time, but you do have to know what you’re letting yourself in for when it is so easy to fall for someone in lust. I think the age of social media and narcissism has caused a lot of us to be disillusioned with romance because nobody knows what is real and what isn’t. I love to have euphoric moments in my songs (like the Power chorus) as though I’ve accepted and surrendered to the fucked-up-ness of everything. I wanted the video to convey that too. I filmed the video myself during lockdown 📵 More #EG4 news early next week but for now, enjoy the #POWER🔋
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 over the past 19 months. So far we’ve gotten “Close To Me,” “Flux,” “Sixteen,” “Hate Me,” and, most recently, “Worry About Me.”
We’ve also gotten 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,” “Baby,” and even “Worry About Me” from the tracklist options. But perhaps that plan has changed.
Beyond the released songs, we know a few song titles that are definitely expected to appear on the album. “Love I’m Given” is about her husband, Casper: she had been “reflecting on how I finally felt I’d found this person that was loving me for the right reasons.” There’s also “Electricity,” a song “about a friend who had been cheated on quite cruelly for a couple of years.”
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 next week. 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…
Ellie stated that the new songs will sound most similar to “Flux.”
Enjoy “Power” and its thrilling new music video. Ellie is preparing her upcoming 4th studio album, due out this summer. We’ll know more about it next week, so stay tuned! Keep checking back here for all the latest Ellie Goulding music news.