After releasing Delirium in fall 2015, Ellie Goulding took a bit of a break before starting on her 4th studio album. In summer 2017, she was already working on new music, and revealed that it would mark a return to the sound of her sophomore album, Halcyon. She shared numerous studio shots on Instagram over the months and through 2018.
In October 2018, Ellie shared her first single from the upcoming album: "Close To Me" with Diplo and Swae Lee. She released two more album singles in February and April 2019, starting with the ballad "Flux" and then moving to the nostalgic "Sixteen." Ellie also shared three soundtrack songs - "Do You Remember," "In This Together," and "Hollow Crown" - though none of those are expected to appear on her album.
Although we have three official singles so far, we still don't know the upcoming 4th album's title, release date, or tracklist. We expect the album to come out in summer or fall 2019.